Charles Horton Cooley Quotes


8 Charles Horton Cooley quotes:



"Our individual lives cannot, generally, be works of art unless the social order is also."
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"An artist cannot fail; it is a success to be one."
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"Institutions - government, churches, industries, and the like - have properly no other function than to contribute to human freedom; and in so far as they fail, on the whole, to perform this function, they are wrong and need reconstruction."
"Each man must have his I; it is more necessary to him than bread; and if he does not find scope for it within the existing institutions he will be likely to make trouble."
"The literature of the inner life is very largely a record of struggle with the inordinate passions of the social self."
"As social beings we live with our eyes upon our reflection, but have no assurance of the tranquillity of the waters in which we see it."
"There is nothing less to our credit than our neglect of the foreigner and his children, unless it be the arrogance most of us betray when we set out to "Americanize" him."
"A man may lack everything but tact and conviction and still be a forcible speaker; but without these nothing will avail... Fluency, grace, logical order, and the like, are merely the decorative surface of oratory."



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