Emile Durkheim


Emile Durkheim Quotes

  • ''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.''
    Emile Durkheim (1858-1917), French sociologist. Suicide, bk. 2, ch. 6, sct. 1 (1897, trans. 1951).
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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.''
    Emile Durkheim (1858-1917), French sociologist. Suicide, bk. 3, ch. 3, sct. 1 (1897, trans. 1951).
  • ''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.''
    Emile Durkheim (1858-1917), French sociologist. Suicide, bk. 3, ch. 1, sect. 1 (1897, trans. 1951).

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