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Gustave Le Bon

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Biography : French polymath.
Born: 1841 - Died: 1931
Period:
20th century
19th century
Place of birth: France
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To progress, it is not enough to want to act, one must first know in which direction to act.
Gustave Le Bon - Hier et demain. Pensées brèves Translations available
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The real democratic progress is not to lower the level of the elite toward that of the crowd, but to raise that of the crowd toward the elite.
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By the mere fact that he forms part of an organised crowd, a man descends several rungs in the ladder of civilisation.
Gustave Le Bon - The Crowd: A Study of the Popular MindTranslations available
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The masses have never thirsted after truth. They turn aside from evidence that is not to their taste, preferring to deify error, if error seduce them. Whoever can supply them with illusions is easily their master; whoever attempts to destroy their illusions is always their victim.
Gustave Le Bon - The Crowd: A Study of the Popular MindTranslations available
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For it must not be supposed that merely because the justness of an idea has been proved it can be productive of effective action even on cultivated minds. This fact may be quickly appreciated by noting how slight is the influence of the clearest demonstration on the majority of men.
Gustave Le Bon - The Crowd: A Study of the Popular MindTranslations available
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No need to be praised when you are sure of yourself. He who seeks praise doubts his own worth.
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Competence without authority is as powerless as authority without competence.
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It's easier to dominate a people by exciting their passions than by looking after their interests.
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Necessity teaches tolerance.
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