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Mots-clés : conformisme, docilité, dormir, grégarisme, passivité, sommeil, somnambule
ant. : pensée, penser,


Ayn Rand

  • "A person who exists only for the sake of his loved one is not an independent entity, but a spiritual parasite." - A Rand
  • "Ideas are the meaning of life, the only things that make a human life, as distinguished from an animal one." - A Rand
  • In any hour and issue of his life, man is free to think or to evade that effort. - A Rand
  • One cannot force men -- or nations -- to live as human beings if they prefer to be swine in a collectivist pig pen. - A Rand
  • The human characteristic required by statism is docility, which is the product of hopelessness and intellectual stagnation - A Rand
  • [T]he vilest form of self-abasement and self-destruction is the subordination of your mind to the mind of another. - A Rand
  • There are no evil thoughts except one: the refusal to think - A Rand
  • When personal judgment is inoperative or forbidden, men's first concern is not how to choose, but how to justify their choice. - A Rand
  • When you have made evil the means of survival, do not expect men to remain good. - A Rand

Hannah Arendt

  • «C'est dans le vide de la pensée que s'inscrit le mal.» - H Arendt
  • "Les hommes qui ne pensent pas sont comme des somnambules." - H Arendt
  • La société de masse ne veut pas la culture mais les loisirs . - H Arendt


  • «Celui qui a commencé à vivre plus sérieusement de l’intérieur commence à vivre plus facilement à l’extérieur.» - Ernest Hemingway
  • " ...l'empire de la passivité moderne." - Guy Debord - la société du spectacle (13)
  • La masse n'est pas réveillable et ne le veut pas. la masse veut dormir - Guy Debord in la société du spectacle
  • "... le spectacle est le gardien de ce sommeil". - Guy Debord in la société du spectacle - 1967
  • "Rarely do we find men who willingly engage in hard, solid thinking. There is an almost universal quest for easy answers and half-baked solutions. Nothing pains some people more than having to think." - Martin Luther King
  • "Many people would rather die than think; in fact, most do". ~Bertrand Russell
  • "There is no expedient to which a man will not go to avoid the labor of thinking." ~ Thomas Edison
  • “5% of the people think; 10% of the people think they think; and the other 85% would rather die than think.” - Thomas Edison
  • "Quand deux esclaves se rencontrent, ils disent du mal de la liberté" - proverbe africain

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