"Nothing is more unpredictable than the mob, nothing more obscure than public opinion, nothing more deceptive than the whole political system." Cicero
The mob is predictable.....they're gonna do something stupid.
The MOB doesn't exist anymore! They are just called Politicians NOW!!!!!!!
Guess he never met a woman
Not true anymore. It's easily manipulated by propaganda and radio talk shows. And fairly easily predictable on the whole.
I agree with the sentiment.
Ah how can I argue w such a great man: Let me begin. He did not not have the benefit of modern political science or the power of media. So today the mob is far more predictable. Politicians the same. He is correct on the last.
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Disagree. If you thought about it, I bet you could think of some things more unpredictable, obscure, and deceptive than each of those. Like today's sound bites, old quotes may inspire or incite, but are rarely accurate if actually considered.
Oh Cicero… How I wish I knew Latin as my mother tongue and could have sat by you listening to all your wonderful quotes. Well sortof. I like my life as it is. ;)
Nihil est incertius vulgo, nihil obscurius voluntate hominum, nihil fallacius ratione tota comitiorum.