The Crowd; study of the popular mind, Gustave Le Bon
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Gustave Le Bon

The Crowd; study of the popular mind

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Rrezearta Elezi
Rrezearta Elezije citiralaпре 6 месеци
A collective mind is formed, doubtless transitory, but presenting very clearly defined characteristics.
Rrezearta Elezi
Rrezearta Elezije citiralaпре 6 месеци
Crowds are only powerful for destruction.
Rrezearta Elezi
Rrezearta Elezije citiralaпре 6 месеци
There is no power, Divine or human, that can oblige a stream to flow back to its source.
Rrezearta Elezi
Rrezearta Elezije citiralaпре 6 месеци
Little adapted to reasoning, crowds, on the contrary, are quick to act. As the result of their present organisation their strength has become immense. The dogmas whose birth we are witnessing will soon have the force of the old dogmas; that is to say, the tyrannical and sovereign force of being above discussion. The divine right of the masses is about to replace the divine right of kings.

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Rrezearta Elezi
Rrezearta Elezije citiralaпре 6 месеци
The present epoch is one of these critical moments in which the thought of mankind is undergoing a process of transformation.
Two fundamental factors are at the base of this transformation. The first is the destruction of those religious, political, and social beliefs in which all the elements of our civilisation are rooted. The second is the creation of entirely new conditions of existence and thought as the result of modern scientific and industrial discoveries.
Rrezearta Elezi
Rrezearta Elezije citiralaпре 6 месеци
It seems, too, that behind the visible facts are hidden at times thousands of invisible causes.
Rrezearta Elezi
Rrezearta Elezije citiralaпре 6 месеци
Nature has recourse at times to radical measures, but never after our fashion, which explains how it is that nothing is more fatal to a people than the mania for great reforms, however excellent these reforms may appear theoretically. They would only be useful were it possible to change instantaneously the genius of nations.
Krystyna Popova
Krystyna Popovaje citiralaпре 3 године
The simplicity and exaggeration of the sentiments of crowds have for result that a throng knows neither doubt nor uncertainty. Like women, it goes at once to extremes.
Krystyna Popova
Krystyna Popovaje citiralaпре 3 године
The conclusion to be drawn from what precedes is, that the crowd is always intellectually inferior to the isolated individual, but that, from the point of view of feelings and of the acts these feelings provoke, the crowd may, according to circumstances, be better or worse than the individual.
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