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GERALD STANLEY LEE
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(1862 - 1944)
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A man's success in business today turns upon his power of getting people to believe he has something they want.
      - Crowds (bk. II, ch. IX) [Business]

Business today consists in persuading crowds.
      - Crowds (bk. II, ch. V) [Business]

The great man is the man who can get himself made and who will get himself made out of anything he finds at hand.
      - Crowds (bk. II, ch. XV) [Greatness]

What was invented two thousand years ago was the spirit of Christianity.
      - Crowds (bk. II, ch. XVIII) [Christianity]

Crowds speak in heroes.
      - Crowds (bk. IV, ch. III) [Heroes]

Turning the other cheek is a kind of moral jiu-jitsu.
      - Crowds (bk. IV, ch. X) [Morality]

A vice is a failure of desire.
      - Crowds (bk. IV, ch. XIII) [Vice]

America is a tune. It must be sung together.
      - Crowds (bk. V, pt. III, ch. XII) [America]

There is never any real danger in allowing a pedestal for a hero. He never has time to sit on it. One sees him always over and over again kicking his pedestal out from under him, and using it to batter a world with.
      - Crowds (bk. V, pt. III, ch. XVI) [Heroes]

I have seen that Man moves over with each new generation into a bigger body, more awful, more reverent and more free than he has had before.
      - Crowds (pt. II, ch. III) [Progress]

Machinery is the subconscious mind of the world.
      - Crowds (pt. II, ch. IX) [Business]

It is never the machines that are dead.
  It is only the mechanically-minded men that are dead.
      - Crowds (pt. II, ch. V) [Business]


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