American Sociologist Quotes

220 American Sociologist quotes:

"We assume, to begin with, that the individual is at least as complex in his internal structure as the language is which he speaks - otherwise, how could he speak a language which is complex?"
"The bashful are always aggressive at heart."
"Language is a tool adequate to provide any degree of precision relevant to a particular situation."
"The intellectual takes as a starting point his self and relates the world to his own sensibilities; the scientist accepts an existing field of knowledge and seeks to map out the unexplored terrain."
"The universe extends beyond the mind of man, and is more complex than the small sample one can study."
"A man of courage never needs weapons, but he may need bail."
"I wanted a theory that would allow one to live outside the office with the same philosophy one uses inside it."
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"Failure sometimes enlarges the spirit. You have to fall back upon humanity and God."
"If there are signs that Americans bow to the gods of advertising, there are equally indications that people find the gods ridiculous. It is part of the popular culture that advertisements are silly."
"Today's practicality is often no more than the accepted form of yesterday's theory."
"Today, the degradation of the inner life is symbolized by the fact that the only place sacred from interruption is the private toilet."
"The vast material displacements the machine has made in our physical environment are perhaps in the long run less important than its spiritual contributions to our culture."
"If the scholar feels that he must know everything about any topic, he is in trouble - and will not publish with a clear conscience."
"Sales may lead to advertising as much as advertising leads to sales."
"If language did not affect behavior, it could have no meaning."
"When I conform to truth, I do not conform to an abstract principle; I conform to the nature of 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."
"The price that one pays for refusing to act on the truth as one sees it, is to be led to believe untruth to avoid guilt."
"Forget the damned motor car and build the cities for lovers and friends."
"Technology, like art, is a soaring exercise of the human imagination."

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