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 :: 1864-1929, American Sociologist

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The more developed sexual passion, in both sexes, is very largely an emotion of power, domination, or appropriation. There is no state of feeling that says ''mine, mine,'' more fiercely.
~ Charles Horton Cooley - [Sex]

 

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The bashful are always aggressive at heart.
~ Charles Horton Cooley - [Shyness]

 

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Simplicity is a pleasant thing in children, or at any age, but it is not necessarily admirable, nor is affectation altogether a thing of evil. To be normal, to be at home in the world, with a prospect of power, usefulness, or success, the person must have that imaginative insight into other minds that underlies tact and savoir-faire, morality and beneficence. This insight involves sophistication, some understanding and sharing of the clandestine impulses of human nature. A simplicity that is merely the lack of this insight indicates a sort of defect.
~ Charles Horton Cooley - [Simplicity]

 

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One of the great reasons for the popularity of strikes is that they give the suppressed self a sense of power. For once the human tool knows itself a man, able to stand up and speak a word or strike a blow.
~ Charles Horton Cooley - [Strikes]

 

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A talent somewhat above mediocrity, shrewd and not too sensitive, is more likely to rise in the world than genius.
~ Charles Horton Cooley - [Talent]

 

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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 minds.
~ Charles Horton Cooley - [Travel and Tourism]

 

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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 travel and change.
~ Charles Horton Cooley - [Vacation]

 

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There is no way to penetrate the surface of life but by attacking it earnestly at a particular point.
~ Charles Horton Cooley - [Vocation]

 

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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 without the power of imagining them is to be a low-grade idiot.
~ Charles Horton Cooley - [People, Other]

 

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The need to exert power, when thwarted in the open fields of life, is the more likely to assert itself in trifles.
~ Charles Horton Cooley - [Power]

 

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By recognizing a favorable opinion of yourself, and taking pleasure in it, you in a measure give yourself and your peace of mind into the keeping of another, of whose attitude you can never be certain. You have a new source of doubt and apprehension.
~ Charles Horton Cooley - [Praise]

 

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The human mind is indeed a cave swarming with strange forms of life, most of them unconscious and unilluminated. Unless we can understand something as to how the motives that issue from this obscurity are generated, we can hardly hope to foresee or control them.
~ Charles Horton Cooley - [Psychoanalysis]

 

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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 of a refined one, and so on. We always imagine, and in imagining share, the judgments of the other mind.
~ Charles Horton Cooley - [Judgment and Judges]

 

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One who shows signs of mental aberration is, inevitably, perhaps, but cruelly, shut off from familiar, thoughtless intercourse, partly excommunicated; his isolation is unwittingly proclaimed to him on every countenance by curiosity, indifference, aversion, or pity, and in so far as he is human enough to need free and equal communication and feel the lack of it, he suffers pain and loss of a kind and degree which others can only faintly imagine, and for the most part ignore.
~ Charles Horton Cooley - [Madness]

 

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The mind is not a hermit's cell, but a place of hospitality and intercourse.
~ Charles Horton Cooley - [Mind]

 

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It is surely a matter of common observation that a man who knows no one thing intimately has no views worth hearing on things in general. The farmer philosophizes in terms of crops, soils, markets, and implements, the mechanic generalizes his experiences of wood and iron, the seaman reaches similar conclusions by his own special road; and if the scholar keeps pace with these it must be by an equally virile productivity.
~ Charles Horton Cooley - [Experts]

 

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A strange and somewhat impassive physiognomy is often, perhaps, an advantage to an orator, or leader of any sort, because it helps to fix the eye and fascinate the mind.
~ Charles Horton Cooley - [Faces]

 

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Every general increase of freedom is accompanied by some degeneracy, attributable to the same causes as the freedom.
~ Charles Horton Cooley - [Freedom]

 

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No matter what a man does, he is not fully sane or human unless there is a spirit of freedom in him, a soul unconfined by purpose and larger than the practicable world.
~ Charles Horton Cooley - [Freedom]

 

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To have no heroes is to have no aspiration, to live on the momentum of the past, to be thrown back upon routine, sensuality, and the narrow self.
~ Charles Horton Cooley - [Heroes and Heroism]

 

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