Saturday, December 7, 2013

Today's Maxwell Quote

From A More Excellent Way (1967), 17-18:
The Book of Mormon also reminds us that man is by nature "carnal, sensual, and devilish." (Mosiah 16:3.) Man even seems at times to seek to escape from the burdens of responsibility and freedom. Eric Hoffer sees the masses as being vulnerable to manipulation in connection with mass movements because where people lack hope but are not willing to work for gradual progress they seem willing to sublimate themselves to a leader or a cause which purports to offer sudden, spectacular change.