The social illusion reigns today upon all the heaped up ruins of the past, and to it belongs the future. 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 the victim.
The greater part of our daily actions are the result of hidden motives which is escape our observation.
A crowd is a servile flock that is incapable of ever doing without a master.
Gustav Le Bon