Mob Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old mob quotes, mob sayings, and mob proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


Passion is the mob of the man, that commits a riot upon his reason.     

William Penn

Religion is the idol of the mob; it adores everything it does not understand.     

Frederick The Great

There is no necessity to separate the monarch from the mob; all authority is equally bad.     

Oscar Wilde

The mob is the mother of tyrants.     

Diogenes

One of the chief characteristics of a mob is its quickness. It is sudden. It pounces.     

Teju Cole

Every man has a mob self and an individual self, in varying proportions.     

D.H. Lawrence

It is an easy and a vulgar thing to please the mob, and not a very arduous task to astonish them; but essentially to benefit and to improve them, is a work fraught with difficulty, and teeming with danger.     

Charles Caleb Colton

When one with honeyed words but evil mind persuades the mob, great woes befall the state.     

Euripides

The mob rushes in where individuals fear to tread.     

B.F. Skinner

A democracy is nothing more than mob rule, where fifty-one percent of the people may take away the rights of the other forty-nine.     

Thomas Jefferson

A mob's a monster; heads enough but no brains     

Benjamin Franklin

Mobs are soulless things that feed on fear and momentum and prejudice.     

Pierce Brown

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

Edgar Allan Poe

The mob has nothing to lose, everything to gain.     

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The mob has no ruler more potent than superstition.     

Quintus Curtius Rufus

The mob will now and then see things in a right light.     

Horace

The mob is man voluntarily descending to the nature of the beast.     

Ralph Waldo Emerson

For the mob is always impressed by appearances and by results, and the world is composed of the mob.     

Niccolo Machiavelli

The mob gets out of hand, runs wild, worse than raging fire, while the man who stands apart is called a coward.     

Euripides

The mob shouts with one big mouth and eats with a thousand little ones.     

Stanisław Jerzy Lec

I have encountered riotous mobs and have been hung in effigy, but my motto is: Men's rights are nothing more. Women's rights are nothing less.     

Susan B. Anthony

Markets as well as mobs respond to human emotions; markets as well as mobs can be inflamed to their own destruction.     

Owen D. Young

Mobs in their emotions are much like children, subject to the same tantrums and fits of fury.     

Euripides

A mob is the scum that rises up most when the nation boils.     

John Dryden

Cultivate solitude and quiet and a few sincere friends, rather than mob merriment, noise and thousands of nodding acquaintances.     

William Powell

It is proof of a bad cause when it is applauded by the mob.     

Seneca

A great nation is any mob of people which produces at least one honest man a century.     

Henry Louis Mencken

Get together a hundred or two men, however sensible they may be, and you are very likely to have a mob     

Samuel Johnson

A disorderly mob is no more an army than a heap of building materials is a house.     

Socrates

Humanity to me is not a mob. A mob is a degeneration of humanity. A mob is humanity going the wrong way.     

Frank Lloyd Wright