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Herd Mentality Quotes

Herd Mentality Quotes

Don’t be a flock bird – Jonathan Livingston Seagull

Eagles don’t flock. – Ross Perot

Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it’s time to pause and reflect. – Mark Twain

If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears the beat of a different drummer. Let him step to the music he hears, however measured or far away. – Henry David Thoreau

Collective fear stimulates herd instinct, and tends to produce ferocity toward those who are not regarded as members of the herd. – Bertrand Russell

People are sheep. TV is the shepherd. – Jess C. Scott

If everyone is thinking alike, then somebody isn’t thinking. – George S. Patton Jr.

12% of employees eat because they are hungry. 88% of employees eat because it is 12 o’clock. – Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Ordinary people are products of their environment and fit in. Artists transcend their environment and stand out. – Oliver Gaspirtz

Let’s face it. We live in a command-based system, where we have been programmed since our earliest school years to become followers, not individuals. We have been conditioned to embrace teams, the herd, the masses, popular opinion — and to reject what is different, eccentric or stands alone. We are so programmed that all it takes for any business or authority to condition our minds to follow or buy something is to simply repeat a statement more than three or four times until we repeat it ourselves and follow it as truth or the best trendiest thing. This is called “programming” — the frequent repetition of words to condition us how to think, what to like or dislike, and who to follow. – Suzy Kassem

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. – John Gay

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. – Aaron Hill