There is safety in numbers

This page is about the saying "There is safety in numbers".

Possible interpretation: You are safer as part of a group of people than as an individual. Being in a group makes people more confident about taking action.

Origin: Possibly an allusion to the Bible (Proverbs 11:14): "In the multitude of counsellors there is safety."

safety (noun): security; a situation free from danger
numbers (noun): a large quantity (of people)

Quick Quiz:

If you think that "there is safety in numbers", you will feel more secure

a. surrounded by friends

b. alone at home

c. studying mathematics

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Contributor: Josef Essberger