American Sociologist Quotes

220 American Sociologist quotes:

"Restore human legs as a means of travel. Pedestrians rely on food for fuel and need no special parking facilities."
"Without fullness of experience, length of days is nothing. When fullness of life has been achieved, shortness of days is nothing. That is perhaps why the young have usually so little fear of death; they live by intensities that the elderly have forgotten."
"The impulse of the journalist is to be novel, yet to relate his curiosities to the urgencies of the moment; the philosopher seeks what he conceives to be true, regardless of the moment."
"The public school has become the established church of secular society."
"The view of the local scene through the eyes of a native participant in that scene is a different window."
"The marvelous thing is that even in studying linguistics, we find that the universe as a whole is patterned, ordered, and to some degree intelligible to us."
"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."
"With acknowledgement of residues, we can be more easily prepared to grant the unit of science, the overlapping of disciplines, and the total coherence of all facts."
"New York is the perfect model of a city, not the model of a perfect city."
"The imaginations which people have of one another are the solid facts of society."
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"Experimental syntax, of a mathematical type, geared to referential axioms, may help further along these lines - or others not imagined as yet."
"The point of cities is multiplicity of choice."
"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."
"To curb the machine and limit art to handicraft is a denial of opportunity."
"Presidents are elected not by direct popular vote but by 538 members of the Electoral College."
"The durability of this high level of job approval has been impressive but evidence is mounting that it is likely to prove evanescent."
"Americas are, for a variety of reasons, the most adept at producing the kind of entertainment that delivers easy satisfactions."
"Human inertia makes the everyday environment, the furniture, as it were, appear to be a given."
"The manufacture of desire isn't at the heart - if it isn't absurd to speak of a heart - of the media torrent. Chronic dissatisfaction is at the heart of the matter."
"Sentimentality about nature denatures everything it touches."

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