Everybody experiences far more than he understands. Yet it is experience, rather than understanding, that influences behavior.
Category Archive: Quotes by Sociologists
Far more thought and care go into the composition of any prominent ad in a newspaper or magazine than go into the writing of their features and editorials.
The principal cause of war is war itself.
Antipathy, dissimilarity of views, hate, contempt, can accompany true love.
Even in a society as tightly controlled as Singapore’s, the market creates certain forces which perhaps in the long run may lead to democracy.
Relationships, like cars, should undergo regular services to make sure they are still roadworthy.
Congress requires states to draw single-member districts.
A healthy degree of party unity among Democrats and Republicans has deteriorated into bitter partisan warfare.
Black professors make more than white professors. That’s because we are in demand. I’ll tell you, give me two blacks in institutions of higher learning, one has a Ph.D. from an elite institution and has a certain publication record. You give me a white scholar with the same credentials, and I will take that black scholar.
Neither science, nor the politics in power, nor the mass media, nor business, nor the law nor even the military are in a position to define or control risks rationally.