Charles Horton Cooley
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Charles Horton Cooley
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…
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…
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…
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…
The need to exert power, when thwarted in the open fields of life, is the more likely to assert itself in trifles.
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…
The mind is not a hermit’s cell, but a place of hospitality and intercourse.
The literature of the inner life is very largely a record of struggle with the inordinate passions of the social self.
The bashful are always aggressive at heart.
When one ceases from conflict, whether because he has won, because he has lost, or because he cares no more for the game, the virtue…
There is hardly any one so insignificant that he does not seem imposing to some one at some time.
To cease to admire is a proof of deterioration.
There is no way to penetrate the surface of life but by attacking it earnestly at a particular point.
The idea that seeing life means going from place to place and doing a great variety of obvious things is an illusion natural to dull…
Every general increase of freedom is accompanied by some degeneracy, attributable to the same causes as the freedom.
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…
Prudence and compromise are necessary means, but every man should have an impudent end which he will not compromise.
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…
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…
Unless a capacity for thinking be accompanied by a capacity for action, a superior mind exists in torture.
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