Ralph Waldo EmersonRalph Waldo Emerson, (1803-1882) American essayist, lecturer, and poet

Ralph Waldo Emerson Quote

“Fame is proof that the people are gullible.”

Ralph Waldo EmersonRalph Waldo Emerson
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ratings and Comments

Mike, Norwalk

(-; ok, I like it ;-)

J Carlton, Calgary

Another good reason to turn off your TV and read some books.

Anonymous, Reston, VA, US

... because no author has ever achieved fame... J shows his total lack of an analytic mind

J Carlton, Calgary

Based on what Anonymous? More of your anonymous complete lack of thought or input with any substace whatever? Just another liberal hack showing what they're made of...nothing.

Howard, Bangkok

Hence, Messiah Obama's popularity.

Waffler, Smith

J your idea about books is not a bad one but Anonymous does have a point. There are a lot of famous dime store trashy authors. A guy named Laffer became famous for "the Laffer curve" and wrote a trashy tome on economics. Reagan was gullible and desroyed our economy due to his worship of this clown.

jim k, Austin

The most gullible people are the ones who bought into that "hope and change" nonsense, but even some of them are beginning to wake up. Here in Austin, a liberal town if there ever was one, I am seeing fewer and fewer Obama stickers on cars. They were everywhere around November 2008 but not so anymore. There are still some true believers around proving that you can foool some of the people all of the time.

cal, lewisville, tx

How true Jim K. I see many-many disappointed Obama voters everyday here in the Dallas area.

E Archer, NYC

Popularity contests merely promote the guy with the best 'act.' Another reason the founders despised 'democracy' and endeavored to found a nation upon the rights of man, not the passions of the majority. Clinton, Bush, and Obama are all front-men -- those truly calling the shots stay out of the public eye. It seems that no one yet has underestimated the gullibility of the plebs.

Waffler, Smith

Okay okay granted that there were some left wing fools that thought Obama was going to walk out of Iraq and Afganistan. And there were and are right wing fools who think he is a socialist (hell they don't even know what the word means) but he has fooled them all, He is a bloomin PRAGMATIST and that is exactly what this country needs. We need to stop voting and rooting for ideologues and start voting for people who have a brain. That leaves out the Palins, the Mikes and the Archers etc and all of there ilk.

aa, hb
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aa, hb    2/10/10
Patrick Henry, Red Hill

Gullible and idolatrous.

E Archer, NYC

Jeez, Waffler, you have really drank the Kool-Aid, haven't you...


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