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Biography - Gustave Le Bon:

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

It's easier to dominate a people by exciting their passions than by looking after their interests.




Translation

Translation

(French)



French
On domine plus facilement les peuples en excitant leurs passions qu'en s'occupant de leurs intérêts.




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Quotes for: interest


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Quotes about interest:


Interest speaks all sorts of tongues and plays all sorts of characters; even that of disinterestedness.





All men are liable to error and most men are, in many points, by passion or interest, under temptation to it.





The virtues lose themselves in interest as the rivers are lost in the sea.





Reason does not know the interests of the heart.





Though men be much governed by interest; yet even interest itself, and all human affairs, are entirely governed by opinion.





Capitalism has destroyed our belief in any effective power but that of self interest backed by force.











Quotes for: passion


Quotes

Quotes about passion:


Absence diminishes mediocre passions and increases great ones, as the wind extinguishes candles and fans fires.





All men are liable to error and most men are, in many points, by passion or interest, under temptation to it.





Nothing great has ever been accomplished without passion.





The time at our disposal each day is elastic the passions we feel dilate it, those that inspire us shrink it, and habit fills it.





There is only one passion, the passion for happiness.





To grow old is to pass from passion to compassion.











Quotes

Gustave Le Bon also said...


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





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.





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.












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