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Charles Horton Cooley Quotes

Charles Horton Cooley Quotes & Quotations
Name:
Charles Horton Cooley
Type:
Sociologist
Nationality:
American
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    A talent somewhat above mediocrity, shrewd and not too sensitive, is more likely to rise in the world than genius. Charles_Horton_CooleyCharles Horton Cooley
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    An artist cannot fail; it is a success to be one. Charles_Horton_CooleyCharles Horton Cooley
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    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. Charles_Horton_CooleyCharles Horton Cooley
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    Between richer and poorer classes in a free country a mutually respecting antagonism is much healthier than pity on the one hand and dependence on the other, as is, perhaps, the next best thing to fraternal feeling. Charles_Horton_CooleyCharles Horton Cooley
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    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. Charles_Horton_CooleyCharles Horton Cooley
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    Every general increase of freedom is accompanied by some degeneracy, attributable to the same causes as the freedom. Charles_Horton_CooleyCharles Horton Cooley
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    Failure sometimes enlarges the spirit. You have to fall back upon humanity and God. Charles_Horton_CooleyCharles Horton Cooley
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    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. Charles_Horton_CooleyCharles Horton Cooley
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    No matter what a man does, he is not fully sane or human unless there is a spirit of freedom in him, a soul unconfined by purpose and larger than the practicable world. Charles_Horton_CooleyCharles Horton Cooley
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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. Charles_Horton_CooleyCharles Horton Cooley
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    Our individual lives cannot, generally, be works of art unless the social order is also. Charles_Horton_CooleyCharles Horton Cooley
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    Prudence and compromise are necessary means, but every man should have an impudent end which he will not compromise. Charles_Horton_CooleyCharles Horton Cooley
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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. Charles_Horton_CooleyCharles Horton Cooley
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    The bashful are always aggressive at heart. Charles_Horton_CooleyCharles Horton Cooley
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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. Charles_Horton_CooleyCharles Horton Cooley
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    The literature of the inner life is very largely a record of struggle with the inordinate passions of the social self. Charles_Horton_CooleyCharles Horton Cooley
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    The mind is not a hermit's cell, but a place of hospitality and intercourse. Charles_Horton_CooleyCharles Horton Cooley
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    The need to exert power, when thwarted in the open fields of life, is the more likely to assert itself in trifles. Charles_Horton_CooleyCharles Horton Cooley
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    There is no way to penetrate the surface of life but by attacking it earnestly at a particular point. Charles_Horton_CooleyCharles Horton Cooley
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    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. Charles_Horton_CooleyCharles Horton Cooley
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    To cease to admire is a proof of deterioration. Charles_Horton_Cooley/21.php">Charles Horton Cooley
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    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. Charles_Horton_Cooley/22.php">Charles Horton Cooley
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    Unless a capacity for thinking be accompanied by a capacity for action, a superior mind exists in torture. Charles_Horton_Cooley/23.php">Charles Horton Cooley
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    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. Charles_Horton_Cooley/24.php">Charles Horton Cooley