Quotations on Mob

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Only the mob and the elite can be attracted by the momentum of totalitarianism itself. The masses have to be won by propaganda.
- Hannah Arendt
(Keywords: Mob, Propaganda)

But steel bars have never yet kept out a mob; it takes something a good deal stronger: human courage backed up by the consciousness of being right.
- Ray Stannard Baker
(Keywords: Courage, Being, Consciousness, Mob, Right)

Solitude is strength; to depend on the presence of the crowd is weakness. The man who needs a mob to nerve him is much more alone than he imagines.
- Paul Brunton
(Keywords: Strength, Man, Mob, Needs, Solitude, Weakness)

If all Europe lies flat while the Russian mob tramps over it, we will then be faced with a war under difficult circumstances, and with a very good chance of losing it.
- James Forrestal
(Keywords: War, Chance, Circumstances, Europe, Lies, Losing, Mob, Will)

Mob law is the most forcible expression of an abnormal public opinion; it shows that society is rotten to the core.
- Timothy Thomas Fortune
(Keywords: Society, Expression, Law, Mob, Opinion, Public, Public opinion)

National armies fight nations, royal armies fight their like, the first obey a mob, always demented and the second a king, generally sane.
- J. F. C. Fuller
(Keywords: Fight, First, Mob, Nations)

When the theater gates open, a mob pours inside, and it is the poet's task to turn it into an audience.
- Franz Grillparzer
(Keywords: Mob, Open, Theater)

There is nothing more foolish, nothing more given to outrage than a useless mob.
- Herodotus
(Keywords: Mob, Nothing)

What impressed me particularly in Vienna was the strict order everywhere. No mob disturbances of any kind, in spite of the greatly increased liberty and relaxation of police regulations.
- Fritz Kreisler
(Keywords: Liberty, Mob, Order, Police, Relaxation)

Once spirit was God, then it became man, and now it is even becoming mob.
- Friedrich Nietzsche
(Keywords: God, Man, Mob, Now, Spirit)

Passion is the mob of the man, that commits a riot upon his reason.
- William Penn
(Keywords: Man, Mob, Passion, Reason, Riot)

The mob is a sort of bear; while your ring is through its nose, it will even dance under your cudgel; but should the ring slip, and you lose your hold, the brute will turn and rend you.
- Jane Porter
(Keywords: Dance, Mob, Will)

Cultivate solitude and quiet and a few sincere friends, rather than mob merriment, noise and thousands of nodding acquaintances.
- William Powell
(Keywords: Friends, Merriment, Mob, Quiet, Solitude)

The mob spirit has grown with the increasing intelligence of the Afro-American.
- Ida B. Wells
(Keywords: Intelligence, Mob, Spirit)

The alleged menace of universal suffrage having been avoided by the absolute suppression of the negro vote, the spirit of mob murder should have been satisfied and the butchery of negroes should have ceased.
- Ida B. Wells
(Keywords: Mob, Murder, Spirit, Vote)

There is no logical reason why the camel of great art should pass through the needle of mob intelligence.
- Rebecca West
(Keywords: Art, Intelligence, Mob, Reason)

There is no necessity to separate the monarch from the mob; all authority is equally bad.
- Oscar Wilde
(Keywords: Authority, Mob, Necessity)









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