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Gustave Le Bon

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Biography - Gustave Le Bon:

French polymath.
Born: 1841 - Died: 1931
Period:
20th century
19th century
Place of birth: France
France

Quote

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.
Gustave Le Bon - Hier et demain. Pensées brèves




Translation  

Translation

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French
Le véritable progrès démocratique n'est pas d'abaisser l'élite au niveau de la foule, mais d'élever la foule vers l'élite.”
Gustave Le Bon - Hier et demain. Pensées brèves

German
Der wirkliche demokratische Fortschritt besteht nicht darin, das Niveau der Elite gegenüber dem der Masse zu senken, sondern das der Masse gegenüber der Elite zu erhöhen.”
Gustave Le Bon - Hier et demain. Pensées brèves




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To progress, it is not enough to want to act, one must first know in which direction to act.”
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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 Mind
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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 Mind
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Necessity teaches tolerance.”
Gustave Le Bon
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