Robert Lynd

Robert Lynd

American sociologist

Lived from: 1892-1970

Category: History and sociology

Quotes: Robert Lynd

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    Doubt and despair, like hope, are born in imagination.
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    Friendship will not stand the strain of very much good advice for very long.
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    It is a glorious thing to be indifferent to suffering, but only to one's own suffering.
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    It is in games that many men discover their paradise.
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    It may be that all games are silly. But then, so are human beings.
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    No doubt there are other important things in life besides conflict, but there are not many things so inevitably interesting.
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    No human being believes that any other human being has a right to be in bed when he himself is up.
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    Surely it is better to tell the truth behind people's backs than never to tell it at all.
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    The habit of courtesy, when once acquired, is almost impossible to get rid of.
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    The shy man usually finds that he has been shy without a cause, and that, in practice, no one takes the slightest notice of him.
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    The truth is, most of us believe in trying to make other people happy, only if they can be happy in ways which we can approve.
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    The virtue of a medicine probably lies to a considerable extent in the will to get well with which one purchases it.
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    There are some people who want to throw their arms round you simply because it is Christmas; there are other people who want to strangle you simply because it is Christmas.
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    There is nothing in which the birds differ more from man than the way in which they can build and yet leave a landscape as it was before.
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