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Biography - Gustave Le Bon:

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

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.




Translation

Translation

(French, German)



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.

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.




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Quotes for: progress


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A great part of progress consists in the desire to make progress.





To progress, it is not enough to want to act, one must first know in which direction to act.





The reasonable man adapts himself to the world : the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.





World history is the progress of the consciousness of freedom.





Discontent is the first step in the progress of a man or a nation.





A thousand things advance, nine hundred and ninety-eight fall back, this is progress.











Quotes for: Democracy


Quotes

Quotes for: Democracy


Citizens of the democratic societies should undertake a course of intellectual self defense to protect themselves from manipulation and control.





My political ideal is democracy. Let every man be respected as an individual and no man idolized.





Amongst democratic nations, each new generation is a new people.





What is most important for democracy is not that great fortunes should not exist, but that great fortunes should not remain in the same hands. In that way there are rich men, but they do not form a class.





Democracy and socialism have nothing in common but one word, equality. But notice the difference: while democracy seeks equality in liberty, socialism seeks equality in restraint and servitude.





Democracy arises out of the notion that those who are equal in any respect are equal in all respects because men are equally free, they claim to be absolutely equal.











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To progress, it is not enough to want to act, one must first know in which direction to act.





By the mere fact that he forms part of an organised crowd, a man descends several rungs in the ladder of civilisation.





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.





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.





No need to be praised when you are sure of yourself. He who seeks praise doubts his own worth.





Competence without authority is as powerless as authority without competence.












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