People, like sheep, tend to follow a leader – occasionally in the right direction
Quotes, Sayings and Thoughts
- Alexander Chase
One of the greatest pains to human nature is the pain of a new idea.
- Walter Bagehot
We are to consider mankind not as we wish them, but as we find them, frequently corrupt and always fallible.
- Samuel Johnson
Considering how bad men are, it is wonderful how well they behave.
- Salvador De Madariaga
What men value in this world is not rights, but privileges.
- Henry Lewis Mencken
We go on fancying that each man is thinking of us, but he is not; he is like us: he is thinking of himself.
- Charles Reade
Man is a credulous animal and must believe something. In the absence of good grounds for belief, he will be satisfied with bad ones.
- Bertrand Russell
Man is a clever animal who behaves like an imbecile.
- Albert Schweitzer
There is no such things as a situation so intolerable that human beings must nevessarily rise up against it. People can bear anything, and the longer it exists the more placidly they will bear it.
- Philip Slater
All of us are hybrids of circumstance, habit and genetics, mysterious compounds who bend toward the light or the darkness according to no plan or rule.
- Rosellen Brown
In man, ambition is the common'st thing
Each one, by nature, loves to be a King.
- Robert Herrick
Man's chief enemy is his own unruly nature and the dark forces pent up within him.
- Ernest Jones
The human tendency prefers familiar horrors to unknown delights.
- Fred Woodworth