Vilfredo Pareto

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Vilfredo Pareto

Vilfredo Pareto

Give me a fruitful error anytime, full of seeds, bursting with its own corrections.More Vilfredo Pareto [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Give me a fruitful error any time, full of seeds, bursting with its own corrections. You can keep your sterile truth for yourself.More Vilfredo Pareto [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
In any series of elements to be controlled, a selected small fraction, in terms of numbers of elements, always accounts for a large fraction in terms of effect.More Vilfredo Pareto [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
When it is useful to them, men can believe a theory of which they know nothing more than its name.More Vilfredo Pareto [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Men follow their sentiments and their self-interest, but it pleases them to imagine that they follow reason. And so they look for, and always find, some theory which, a posteriori, makes their actions appear to be logical. If that theory could be demolished scientifically, the only result would be that another theory would be substituted for the first one, and for the same purpose.More Vilfredo Pareto [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
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.More Vilfredo Pareto [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
It is a know fact that almost all revolutions have been the work, not of the common people, but of the aristocracy, and especially of the decayed part of the aristocracy.More Vilfredo Pareto [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The diverse natures of men, combined with the necessity to satisfy in some manner the sentiment which desires them to be equal, has had the result that in the democracies they have endeavored to provide the appearance of power in the people and the reality of power in an elite.More Vilfredo Pareto [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
For a very long time, and among a large number of peoples, political power has belonged to the owners of the land.More Vilfredo Pareto [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Assume that the new elite were clearly and simply to proclaim its intentions which are to supplant the old elite; no one would come to its assistance, it would be defeated before having fought a battle. On the contrary, it appears to be asking nothing for itself, well knowing that without asking anything in advance it will obtain what it wants as a consequence of its victory.More Vilfredo Pareto [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
My wish is to construct a system of sociology on the model of celestial mechanics, physics, and chemistry.More Vilfredo Pareto [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Human behaviour reveals uniformities which constitute natural laws. If these uniformities did not exist, then there would be neither social science nor political economy, and even the study of history would largely be useless. In effect, if the future actions of men having nothing in common with their past actions, our knowledge of them, although possibly satisfying our curiosity by way of an interesting story, would be entirely useless to us as a guide in life.More Vilfredo Pareto [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
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.More Vilfredo Pareto [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Theories of "natural law" and the "law of nations" are another excellent example of discussions destitute of all exactness. [...] "Natural law" is simply that law of which the person using the phrase approves[....]More Vilfredo Pareto [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The party that called itself liberal aimed at respecting the liberty to dispose of one's own goodsMore Vilfredo Pareto [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The liberals who demanded equality of taxation on behalf of the poor, for instance, did not imagine that they would obtain progressive taxation to the disadvantage of the well-off, and that they would end up with an arrangement in which taxes are voted by those who do not pay them.More Vilfredo Pareto [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
If you're Noah, and your ark is about to sink, look for the elephants first, because you can throw over a bunch of cats, dogs, squirrels, and everything else that is just a small animal and your ark will keep sinking. But if you can find one elephant to get overboard, you're in much better shape.More Vilfredo Pareto [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The intent of sincere humanitarians is to do good to society, just as the intent of the child who kills a bird by to much fondling is to do good to the bird.More Vilfredo Pareto [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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