Relevant Quote #32


"All these persons, side by side, distinct from each other, of different minds, intelligences, passions, education, beliefs, and prejudices, become suddenly, by the sole fact of their being assembled together, a special being, endowed with a new soul, a new manner of thinking in common, which is the unanalyzable resultant of the average of these individual opinions. It is a crowd, and that crowd is a person, one vast collective individual, as distinct from any other mob as one man is distinct from any other man."
-- Guy de Maupassant

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