If mass psychology applies definitely to one occurrence, it must, even though almost imperceptibly, apply to all occurrences.
There is not a physicist in the world who can perceive when a parlor magician palms off playing-cards.
Phenomena of a man alone on a desert island can be explained in terms of mass psychology - inasmuch as the mind of no man is a unit, but is a community of mental states that influence one another.
In 1859, the thing to do was to accept Darwinism; now many biologists are revolting and trying to conceive of something else.
All biologic phenomena act to adjust: there are no biologic actions other than adjustments. Adjustment is another name for Equilibrium. Equilibrium is the Universal, or that which has nothing external to derange it.
A good many brats are brought up, in the straight and narrow, somewhat deviously.
The theologians have recognized that the ideal is the imitation of God. If we be a part of such an organic thing, this thing is God to us, as I am God to the cells that compose me.
It is not possible to define. Nothing has ever been finally found out. Because there is nothing final to find out.
Almost all people are hypnotics. The proper authority saw to it that the proper belief should be induced, and the people believed properly.
One can't learn much andalso be comfortableOne can't learn much andlet anybody else be comfortable
My liveliest interest is not so much in things, as in relations of things. I have spent much time thinking about the alleged pseudo-relations that are called coincidences. What if some of them should not be coincidences?
A procession of the damned. By the damned, I mean the excluded. We shall have a procession of data that Science has excluded.
Everywhere is the tabooed, or the disregarded. The monks of science dwell in smuggeries that are walled away from event-jungles. Or some of them do. Nowadays a good many of them are going native.
I conceive of nothing, in religion, science, or philosophy, that is more than the proper thing to wear, for a while.
If any spiritualistic medium can do stunts, there is no more need for special conditions than there is for a chemist to turn down lights, start operations with a hymn, and ask whether there's any chemical present that has affinity with something named Hydrogen.