Author Profession: Sociologist
Born: January 2, 1858
Died: April 30, 1943
All along the line, physically, mentally, morally, alcohol is a weakening and deadening force.
Drinking, Alcohol, Lines
The interruptions of the telephone seem to us to waste half the life of the ordinary American engaged in public or private business; he has seldom half an hour consecutively at his own disposal – a telephone is a veritable time scatterer.
Ordinary, Half, Waste
The middle man governs, however extreme may seem to be the men who sit on the Front Bench, in their reactionary or revolutionary opinions.
Men, Benches, May
It would be curious to discover who it is to whom one writes in a diary. Possibly to some mysterious personification of one’s own identity.
Writing, Identity, Would Be
Are all Cabinets congeries of little autocrats with a super-autocrat presiding over them?
Government, Littles, Cabinets
That part of the Englishman’s nature which has found gratification in religion is now drifting into political life.
Political, Found, Drifting
we have not been impressed with any attribute of the Senate other than its appearance and manners. We have heard the best speakers: they all fire off speeches which deal with the entire subject in general terms and which do not attempt to debate, to answer opponents’ arguments or offer new points for discussion. And the speeches are constantly degenerating into empty rhetoric; they abound in quotations from well-known authors or from their own former speeches.
Fire, Answers, Speech
If a weakly mortal is to do anything in the world besides eat the bread thereof, there must be a determined subordination of the whole nature to the one aim no trifling with time, which is passing, with strength which is only too limited.
Nature, Demise, World
Harris had the egotistical dogmatism of the self-made man who had painfully educated himself without contact with superior brains.
Education, Men, Self
Nature still obstinately refuses to co-operate by making the rich people innately superior to the poor people.
People, Wealth, Rich
the possession of wealth, and especially the inheritance of wealth, seems almost invariably to sterilize genius.
Genius, Inheritance, Wealth
Religion is love; in no case is it logic.
Love, Women, Religion
. . . if I had been a man, self-respect, family pressure and the public opinion of my class would have pushed me into a money-making profession; as a mere woman I could carve out a career of disinterested research.
Men, Class, Careers
Work is the best of narcotics, providing the patient be strong enough to take it. I dread idleness as if it were Hell.
Strong, Fear, Patient
Beneath the surface of our daily life, in the personal history of many of us, there runs a continuous controversy between an Ego that affirms and an Ego that denies.
Running, Ego, Personal History
At present I feel like a caged animal, bound up by the luxury, comfort and respectability of my position. I can’t get the training that I want without neglecting my duty.
Animal, Luxury, Training
If I ever felt inclined to be timid as I was going into a room hill of people, I would say to myself, “You’re the cleverest member of one of the cleverest families in the cleverest class of the cleverest nation in the world-why should you be frightened?
Fear, Class, People
Renunciation – that is the great fact we all, individuals and classes, have to learn. In trying to avoid it we bring misery to ourselves and others.
Class, Trying, Facts