Emile Durkheim

Emile Durkheim

French Sociologist

Lived from: 1858-1917

Quotes: Emile Durkheim

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    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.
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    Each victim of suicide gives his act a personal stamp which expresses his temperament, the special conditions in which he is involved, and which, consequently, cannot be explained by the social and general causes of the phenomenon.
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    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.
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    Sadness does not inhere in things; it does not reach us from the world and through mere contemplation of the world. It is a product of our own thought. We create it out of whole cloth.
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    Too cheerful a morality is a loose morality; it is appropriate only to decadent peoples and is found only among them.
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    While the State becomes inflated and hypertrophied in order to obtain a firm enough grip upon individuals, but without succeeding, the latter, without mutual relationships, tumble over one another like so many liquid molecules, encountering no central energy to retain, fix and organize them.
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