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We herd sheep, we drive cattle, we lead people. Lead me, follow me, or get out of my way.
George S. Patton
I have thought there was some advantage even in death, by which we mingle with the herd of common men.
Henry David Thoreau
To see victory only when it is within the ken of the common herd is not the acme of excellence.
Collective fear stimulates herd instinct, and tends to produce ferocity toward those who are not regarded as members of the herd.
You just never give up, no matter how hard the challenges are, and observe this world with a healthy dose of criticism and don't just follow the herd like somebody else might do.
The herd seek out the great, not for their sake but for their influence; and the great welcome them out of vanity or need.
O imitators, you slavish herd!
It is the American vice, the democratic disease which expresses its tyranny by reducing everything unique to the level of the herd.
We must plant the sea and herd its animals using the sea as farmers instead of hunters. That is what civilization is all about - farming replacing hunting.
Jacques Yves Cousteau
A hungry wolf at all the herd will run, In hopes, through many, to make sure of one.
I love my kids as individuals, not as a herd, and I do have a herd of children: I have seven kids.
But far more numerous was the herd of such, Who think too little, and who talk too much.
In conditions of uncertainty, humans, like other animals, herd together for protection.
I'm an anarchist. I'm implacably opposed to heirarchical systems of power and control. I also mistrust crowds, as they often operate according to their lowest common denominator. In terms of evolutionary psychology, the crowd is very close to a herd of stampeding wildebeest.
Once the herd starts moving in one direction, it's very hard to turn it, even slightly.
The human race is a herd. Here we are, unique, eternal aspects of consciousness with an infinity of potential, and we have allowed ourselves to become an unthinking, unquestioning blob of conformity and uniformity. A herd. Once we concede to the herd mentality, we can be controlled and directed by a tiny few. And we are.
We have within us, from the start, that which will distinguish us from the vulgar herd.
Jean Henri Fabre
Courage is poorly housed that dwells in numbers; the lion never counts the herd that are about him, nor weighs how many flocks he has to scatter.
Lions, wolves, and vultures don't live together in herds, droves or flocks. Of all animals of prey, man is the only sociable one. Every one of us preys upon his neighbor, and yet we herd together.
I stayed on my own path and did not follow the herd. I made a way for myself.
The herd instinct among forecasters makes sheep look like independent thinkers.
Edgar R. Fiedler
I've seen stand up comedy, and after a while you start to notice that a lot of people are doing things that are like a lot of other people. There can be a bit of a herd mentality, and that's obviously less interesting because there's less going on. I'm just being totally frank with you.
Republicans: steely, rational, paternalistic, respectful of authority, easy to herd, the party of No. Democrats: sugary, emotional, idealistic, yearning for novelty, hard to marshal, the party of Oh Yeah, Baby, Make Mama Feel Good.
You look at a herd of cattle and well, they all look the same... but they know. They all have an individual personality, and those personalities change from day to day. They can have their grumpy days and their happy days and their serene days. But it's unpredictable. You can't be off in outer space when you're dealing with animals.
Not only do I know how to milk a cow, but I know how to herd a bunch of cows, too, which is a life skill that I think may come in handy someday.
The dissenter is every human being at those moments of his life when he resigns momentarily from the herd and thinks for himself.
My great forte in killing buffaloes was to get them circling by riding my horse at the head of the herd and shooting their leaders. Thus the brutes behind were crowded to the left, so that they were soon going round and round.
My friend Harry Nilsson used to say the definition of an artist was someone who rode way ahead of the herd and was sort of the lookout. Now you don't have to be that, to be an artist. You can be right smack-dab in the middle of the herd. If you are, you'll be the richest.
People must insist on the right to say no, to be alone, to stand out from the herd. Creative artists can say all this in their own way and in their own field, by hard, rigorous work.
Tahar Ben Jelloun
So many folks in the venture capital business are sheep that just want to follow the herd. They are momentum investors purchasing highly illiquid investments. That is a recipe for disaster.
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