There is safety in numbers

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

Possible meaning:
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

Saying of the Day

Contributor: Josef Essberger