Sigmund Freud Quote
One... gets an impression that civilization is something which was imposed on a resisting majority by a minority which understood how to obtain possession of the means to power and coercion. It is, of course, natural to assume that these difficulties are not inherent in the nature of civilization itself but are determined by the imperfections of the cultural forms which have so far been developed.
Abstracts of The standard edition of the complete psychological works of Sigmund Freud (ed. 1971)