The masses have never thirsted after truth. They turn aside from evidence that is not to their taste, preferring to deify error, if error seduces them. Whoever can supply them with illusions is easily their master; whoever attempts to destroy their illusions is always their victim.
Gustave le Bon Quotes
They pray not only for their daily bread, but also for their daily illusion.
Reason creates science; sentiments and creeds shape history.
By the mere fact that he forms part of an organized crowd, a man descends several rungs in the ladder of civilization. Isolated, he may be a cultivated individual; in a crowd, he is a barbarian – that is, a creature acting by instinct. He possesses the spontaneity, the violence, the ferocity, and also the […]
The precise moment at which a great belief is doomed is easily recognizable; it is the moment when its value begins to be called into question.
If atheism spread, it would become a religion as intolerable as the ancient ones.