“Leave this hypocritical prating about the masses. Masses are rude, lame, unmade, pernicious in their…”

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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.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson, The Conduct of Life

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