All the civilizations we know have been created and directed by small intellectual aristocracies, never by people in the mass. The power of crowds is only to destroy.

Gustave LeBon (1841-1931) German psychologist
Psychologie des foules (1895)

(also attrib Jean de la Fontaine, Fables (1668))
Added on 1-Feb-04 | Last updated 1-Feb-04
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