An aphorism is nothing else but the slightest
form of writing raised to the highest level of expressive communication. Carl William Brown





The tyranny of a multitude is a multiplied tyranny.


Edmund Burke (1729-1797, British political writer, statesman)


The mob is man voluntarily descending to the nature of the beast. Its fit hour of activity is night. Its actions are insane like its whole constitution. It persecutes a principle; it would whip a right; it would tar and feather justice, by inflicting fire and outrage upon the houses and persons of those who have these. It resembles the pranks of boys, who run with fire-engines to put out the ruddy aurora streaming to the stars.


Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882, American poet, essayist)


The nose of a mob is its imagination. By this, at any time, it can be quietly led.


Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1845, American poet, critic, short-story writer)


The mob has many heads but no brains.


English Proverb (Sayings of British origin)


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