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Vilfredo Pareto Quotes

Increase in the wealth per capita fosters democracy; but the latter, at least according to what we have been able to observe up to now, entails great destruction of wealth and even eventually dries up the sources of it. Hence it is its own grave-digger, it destroys what gave it birth.
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There are some people who imagine that they can disarm their enemy by complacent flattery. They are wrong. The world has always belonged to the stronger and will belong to them for many years to come. Men only respect those who make themselves respected. Whoever becomes a lamb will find a wolf to eat him.

— Vilfredo Pareto

When it is useful to them, men can believe a theory of which they know nothing more than its name.

— Vilfredo Pareto

The economic and social theories used by those who take part in the social struggle ought to be judged not by their objective value but primarily for their effectiveness in arousing emotions. The scientific refutation of them which can be made is useless, however correct it may be objectively.

— Vilfredo Pareto

Above, far above the prejudices and passions of men soar the laws of nature. Eternal and immutable, they are the expression of the creative power they represent what is, what must be, what otherwise could not be. Man can come to understand the: he is incapable of changing them.

— Vilfredo Pareto

Usually, so far as improvement in the people's economic conditions is concerned, humanitarians simply play the role of the busybody.

— Vilfredo Pareto

My wish is to construct a system of sociology on the model of celestial mechanics, physics, and chemistry.

— Vilfredo Pareto

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