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Biography - Gustave Le Bon:

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

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




Translation

Translation

(French, German)



French
Par le seul fait qu'il fait partie d'une foule l'homme descend donc de plusieurs degrés sur l'échelle de la civilisation.

German
Allein durch die Tatsache, Glied einer Masse zu sein, steigt der Mensch also mehrere Stufen von der Leiter der Kultur hinab.




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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.
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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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