Charles Cooley Quotes


35 Charles Cooley quotes:



"A strange and somewhat impassive physiognomy is often, perhaps, an advantage to an orator, or leader of any sort, because it helps to fix the eye and fascinate the mind."
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"So far as discipline is concerned, freedom means not its absence but the use of higher and more rational forms as contrasted with those that are lower or less rational."
"We cannot feel strongly toward the totally unlike because it is unimaginable, unrealizable; nor yet toward the wholly like because it is stale -- identity must always be dull company. The power of other natures over us lies in a stimulating difference which causes excitement and opens communication, in ideas similar to our own but not identical, in states of mind attainable but not actual."
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"The general fact is that the most effective way of utilizing human energy is through an organized rivalry, which by specialization and social control is, at the same time, organized co-operation."
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"One should never criticize his own work except in a fresh and hopeful mood. The self-criticism of a tired mind is suicide."
"To cease to admire is a proof of deterioration."
"The bashful are always aggressive at heart."
"Failure sometimes enlarges the spirit. You have to fall back upon humanity and God."
"We have no higher life that is really apart from other people. It is by imagining them that our personality is built up; to be without the power of imagining them is to be a low-grade idiot."
"To get away from one's working environment is, in a sense, to get away from one's self; and this is often the chief advantage of travel and change."
"The imaginations which people have of one another are the solid facts of society."
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"A talent somewhat above mediocrity, shrewd and not too sensitive, is more likely to rise in the world than genius."
"If we divine a discrepancy between a man's words and his character, the whole impression of him becomes broken and painful; he revolts the imagination by his lack of unity, and even the good in him is hardly accepted."
"To have no heroes is to have no aspiration, to live on the momentum of the past, to be thrown back upon routine, sensuality, and the narrow self."
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"Prudence and compromise are necessary means, but every man should have an impudent end which he will not compromise."
"The need to exert power, when thwarted in the open fields of life, is the more likely to assert itself in trifles."
"There is hardly any one so insignificant that he does not seem imposing to some one at some time."
"The idea that seeing life means going from place to place and doing a great variety of obvious things is an illusion natural to dull minds."
"When one ceases from conflict, whether because he has won, because he has lost, or because he cares no more for the game, the virtue passes out of him."
"We are ashamed to seem evasive in the presence of a straightforward man, cowardly in the presence of a brave one, gross in the eyes of a refined one, and so on. We always imagine, and in imagining share, the judgments of the other mind."



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