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  • Georges Bernanos
    Georges Bernanos
    French writer 1888-1948
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    Civilization exists precisely so that there may be no masses but rather men alert enough never to constitute masses.
  • W. Winwood Reade
    W. Winwood Reade
    British historian, explorer, and philosopher 1838-1875
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    A religion so cheerless, a philosophy so sorrowful, could never have succeeded with the masses of mankind if presented only as a system of metaphysics. Buddhism owed its success to its catholic spirit and its beautiful morality.
  • Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
    Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
    American poet 1819-1892
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    All the means of action - the shapeless masses - the materials - lie everywhere about us. What we need is the celestial fire to change the flint into the transparent crystal, bright and clear. That fire is genius.''
  • William E. Gladstone
    William E. Gladstone
    British Liberal Prime Minister, Statesman 1809-1888
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    All the world over, I will back the masses against the classes.
  • C. Wright Mills
    C. Wright Mills
    American sociologist 1916-1962
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    Commercial jazz, soap opera, pulp fiction, comic strips, the movies set the images, mannerisms, standards, and aims of the urban masses. In one way or another, everyone is equal before these cultural machines; like technology itself, the mass media are nearly universal in their incidence and appeal. They are a kind of common denominator, a kind of scheme for pre-scheduled, mass emotions.
  • Alexander Graham Bell
    Alexander Graham Bell
    Scottish-born scientist, inventor, engineer, and innovator 1847-1922
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    Educate the masses, elevate their standard of intelligence, and you will certainly have a successful nation.
  • Agnes Smedley
    Agnes Smedley
    American journalist and writer 1892-1950
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    Germany is in terrible condition this year. This is particularly true of the working masses, who are so undernourished that tuberculosis is having a rich harvest, particularly of adolescent children.
  • Bradley Denton
    Bradley Denton
    American science fiction author 1958-
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    How many members of the fleshbound masses do you think will listen to him? He's making sense, and they don't respond to that.
    Source: Buddy Holly is Alive and Well on Ganymede (1991)
  • Aaron McGruder
    Aaron McGruder
    American writer, lecturer and producer 1974-
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    I cannot be made into the commentator for the unspoken black masses.
  • Mao Tse-Tung
    Mao Tse-Tung
    Chinese politician 1893-1976
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    I have witnessed the tremendous energy of the masses. On this foundation it is possible to accomplish any task whatsoever.
  • John Jay Chapman
    John Jay Chapman
    American author 1862-1933
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    If you are to reach masses of people in this world, you must do it by a sign language. Whether your vehicle be commerce, literature, or politics, you can do nothing but raise signals, and make motions to the people.
  • James Fenimore Cooper
    James Fenimore Cooper
    American writer 1789-1851
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    It is a besetting vice of democracies to substitute public opinion for law. This is the usual form in which masses of men exhibit their tyranny.
  • Christopher Lasch
    Christopher Lasch
    American historian 1932-
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    It is a tribute to the peculiar horror of contemporary life that it makes the worst features of earlier times - the stupefaction of the masses, the obsessed and driven lives of the bourgeoisie - seem attractive by comparison.
  • Dag Hammarskjöld
    Dag Hammarskjöld
    Swedish diplomat 1905-1961
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    It is more noble to give yourself completely to one individual than to labor diligently for the salvation of the masses.
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    American poet and philosopher 1803-1882
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    Leave this hypocritical prating about the masses. Masses are rude, lame, unmade, pernicious in their demands and influence, and need not to be flattered, but to be schooled. I wish not to concede anything to them, but to tame, drill, divide, and break them up, and draw individuals out of them.
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