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Sociology Quotes

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History, sociology, economics, psychology et al.
confirmed Joyce's view of Everyman as victim.
- Robert Anton Wilson

Thus Christian humanism is as indispensable to the
Christian way of life as Christian ethics and a Christian sociology.
- Christopher Dawson

The creative act is not pure.
History evidences it.
Sociology extracts it.
The writer loses Eden, writes to be read and comes
to realize that he is answerable.
- Nadine Gordimer

Black literature is taught as sociology,
as tolerance, not as a serious, rigorous art form.
- Toni Morrison

 

I admit that the eyes of the intellectually and culturally
lively tend to glaze over at the mere mention of sociology,
often with ample justification.
- Richard Wall

Write about society as news and treat it like sociology.
- Clifton Daniel

Journalism students need to understand it and need
a solid background in the liberal arts,
in sociology, economics, literature and language,
because they won't get it later on.
- Harrison Salisbury

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- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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Even at its most perceptive, sociology deals in abstractions.
- Richard Russo

People keep asking how anthropology is different from sociology,
and everybody gets nervous.
- Clifford Geertz

Anyway, that was the germ of the idea and of course...
you know this was early days of sociology and whatever,
especially on television.
- Michael Apted

If it's far away, it's news, but if it's close at home,
it's sociology.
- James Reston

The next time some academics tell you how important diversity is,
ask how many Republicans there are in their sociology department.
- Thomas Sowell

History is, strictly speaking, the study of questions;
the study of answers belongs to anthropology and sociology.
- W. H. Auden

The only school that let me in was U.C.
Santa Cruz, which is where I went.
They didn't have a journalism program,
so I took sociology, which is the closest thing to journalism.
- David Talbot

That subject has lost its one time appeal to economists
as our science has become more abstract,
but my interest has even grown more intense as the
questions raised by the sociology of science became more prominent.
- George Stigler

The churches...
have lost much of their authority over youth because
they have refused to re-examine their religious sanctions
and their dogmatic preaching in the light of modern physiology,
psychology and sociology.
- Agnes E. Meyer

I met my wife Anne who was a sociology student,
and her influence together with activities associated
with the student movement of the time opened up my
interests amongst other things into the theatre,
art, music, politics and philosophy.
- Paul Nurse

To those of you who study history, economics,
sociology, literature and language I present the challenge
of the utilization of the enormous resources in our
grasp to the problem of creating a genuinely good life
for yourselves and your children.
- Polykarp Kusch

Modern sociology is virtually an attempt to take up
the larger program of social analysis and interpretation
which was implicit in Adam Smith's moral philosophy,
but which was suppressed for a century by prevailing
interest in the technique of the production of wealth.
- Albion W. Small

Academic sociologists have been trained to conceive of their discipline -
sociology -
as the scientific study of society,
and to remit to the sister discipline of psychology
the study of individuals.
- Richard Wall

Like many students, I found the drudgery of real experiments
and the slowness of progress a complete shock,
and at my low points I contemplated other alternative
careers including study of the philosophy or sociology of science.
- Paul Nurse

There must be possible a fiction which,
leaving sociology and case histories to the scientists,
can arrive at the truth about the human condition,
here and now, with all the bright magic of the fairy tale.
- Ralph Ellison

All theory of modernity in sociology suggests that
the more modernity there is,
the less religion.
In my theory we can realize that this is wrong:
atheism is only one belief system among many.
- Ulrich Beck

Well-behaved women seldom make history.
- Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

Pick up a stone that feels good to you
and is small enough to hold in one hand.
Consider how long that stone has been around
and what enormous pressure it has experienced.
Draw strength from its long history.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

History is indeed little more than the register of the crimes,
follies, and misfortunes of mankind.
- Edward Gibbon

History is the sum total of things that could have been avoided.
- Konrad Adenauer

People that are really very weird can get into sensitive
positions and have a tremendous impact on history.
- Dan Quayle

History is a tool used by politicians to justify their intentions.
- Ted Koppel

Live out of your imagination, not your history.
- Stephen Covey

People are trapped in history and history is trapped in them.
- James A. Baldwin

AN INSPIRED LIFE: I HAVE A CHOICE
My key to living an inspired life involves
Embracing my history,
Understanding the function of expectations
and gently learning to have none;
Recognizing the power of attentive and conscious choices.
In all circumstances I acknowledge this,
IN ALL THINGS AND ALL WAYS, I HAVE CHOICE.
My choice resides in my perspective.
While I certainly do not control climate
and markets and roadways and others,
I do control myself and my response
to all those circumstances. I do indeed.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The past actually happened but history is only what someone wrote down.
- A. Whitney Brown

History is a gallery of pictures in which there are
few originals and many copies.
- Alexis de Tocqueville

History is a vast early warning system.
- Norman Cousins

History will be kind to me for I intend to write it.
- Winston Churchill

That great dust-heap called 'history'.
- Augustine Birrell

History is a cyclic poem written by time upon the memories of man.
- Percy Bysshe Shelley

Who has fully realized that history
is not contained in thick books
but lives in our very blood?
- Carl Jung

History is an account, mostly false,
of events,
mostly unimportant, which are brought about by rulers,
mostly knaves, and soldiers, mostly fools.
- Ambrose Bierce

History never looks like history when you are living through it.
- John W. Gardner

Everything we say, do, think, and feel
is a product of our personal history
and the collective history of humankind.
Our name for these histories is "prejudice."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

History is the version of past events
that people have decided to agree upon.
- Napoleon Bonaparte

Human history becomes more and more a race between
education and catastrophe.
- H. G. Wells

France is delighted at this new opportunity to show
the world that when one has the will one can succeed
in joining peoples who have been brought close by history.
- Francois Mitterrand

For the very first time the young are
seeing history being made
before it is censored by their elders.
- Margaret Mead

It is the soothing thing about history that it does repeat itself.
- Gertrude Stein

You have to look at history as an evolution of society.
- Jean Chretien

History is a pack of lies about events that never happened
told by people who weren't there.
- George Santayana

History is more or less bunk.
- Henry Ford

In the long history of humankind (and animal-kind, too)
those who learned to collaborate and
improvise most effectively have prevailed.
- Charles Darwin

It's a very good historical book about history.
- Dan Quayle

The importance of history is in it's
educational value for our lives today,
not in regret, resentment, or revenge.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Yesterday is history,
tomorrow is a mystery.
Today is a gift.
That is why it is called Present.
- Anonymous

It takes an endless amount of history to make even a little tradition.
- Henry James

A small body of determined spirits
fired by an unquenchable faith
in their mission
can alter the course of history.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Everything we believe is a matter of evolution and history.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We will not be driven by fear into an age of unreason
if we dig deep in our history and remember
that we are not descended from fearful men,
not from men who feared to write, to speak,
to associate and to defend causes
which were for the moment unpopular.
- Edward R. Murrow

One truth stands firm. All that happens in world history
rests on something spiritual.
If the spiritual is strong, it creates world history.
If it is weak, it suffers world history.
- Albert Schweitzer

Things have never been more like the way they are today in history.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

History is a vision of God's creation on the move.
- Arnold J. Toynbee

Never doubt that you can change history.
You already have.
- Marge Piercy

Why should we honour those that die upon the field
of battle? A man may show as reckless a courage in
entering into the abyss of himself.
- William Butler Yeats

Being president is like being a jackass in a hailstorm.
There's nothing to do but to stand there and take it.
- Lyndon B. Johnson

Honor is not the exclusive property of any political party.
- Herbert Hoover

Despise the enemy strategically, but take him seriously tactically.
- Mao Tse-Tung

The very ink with which all history
is written is merely fluid prejudice.
- Mark Twain

For my part, I consider that it will be found much better
by all parties to leave the past to history,
especially as I propose to write that history myself.
- Winston Churchill

An Edwardian lady in full dress was a wonder to behold,
and her preparations for viewing were awesome.
- William Manchester

Something as curious as the monarchy won't survive
unless you take account of people's attitudes.
After all, if people don't want it, they won't have it.
- Prince Charles

It is necessary for me to establish a winner image.
Therefore, I have to beat somebody.
- Richard M. Nixon


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