Emile Durkheim Quotes


5 Emile Durkheim quotes:



"There is no society known where a more or less developed criminality is not found under different forms. No people exists whose morality is not daily infringed upon. We must therefore call crime necessary and declare that it cannot be non-existent, that the fundamental conditions of social organization, as they are understood, logically imply it."
"It is too great comfort which turns a man against himself. Life is most readily renounced at the time and among the classes where it is least harsh."
Author: Durkheim Quotes Category: Comfort Quotes French Sociologist Quotes
"From top to bottom of the ladder, greed is aroused without knowing where to find ultimate foothold. Nothing can calm it, since its goal is far beyond all it can attain. Reality seems valueless by comparison with the dreams of fevered imaginations; reality is therefore abandoned."
Author: Durkheim Quotes Category: Greed Quotes
"Man's characteristic privilege is that the bond he accepts is not physical but moral; that is, social. He is governed not by a material environment brutally imposed on him, but by a conscience superior to his own, the superiority of which he feels. Because the greater, better part of his existence transcends the body, he escapes the body's yoke, but is subject to that of society."
Author: Durkheim Quotes Category: Society Quotes
"Too cheerful a morality is a loose morality; it is appropriate only to decadent peoples and is found only among them."
Author: Durkheim Quotes Category: Optimism Quotes



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