Sociology--The Ultimate Quotation Collection

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Sociology—The Ultimate Quotation Collection


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143 Page Quotation Collection on Sociology

This 143 page quotation collection contains the most interesting, thought-provoking, and useful quotations on Sociology. A unique collection presenting only pertinent and straightforward quotes that address all aspects of Sociology, this set of quotations includes the classic quotes as well as quotes carefully chosen from primary sources with particular attention given to quotes from women and minorities. In addition to the wisdom and guidance quotes provide, the quotations in this collection function particularly well in displays, presentations, speeches, research, students’ papers, and classroom lessons and discussions. Teachers using quotations as a lesson component directly address the Common Core Standards by facilitating critical thinking and promoting skills such as analyzing, inferencing, paraphrasing, and comparing and contrasting.

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Sample Quotes on Sociology:

Our society is so constituted that most people remain all their lives in the condition in which they were born, and have to depend on their imagination for their notions of what it is like to be in the opposite condition.

--George Bernard Shaw

Poverty is the openmouthed relentless hell which yawns beneath civilized society.

--Henry George

Always I have felt sorry for boys and girls who haven’t spent the first 16 years of their lives in a small American town. There one finds a nice balance of leisure and society which makes for richness in living.

--Edna Ferber

There is no greater impact made on our present society than the images seen, the sounds heard, and the drama brought daily by the media.

--Harry Belafonte

We have unmistakable proof that throughout all past time, there has been a ceaseless devouring of the weak by the strong.

--Herbert Spencer

The first man to fence in a piece of land, saying ‘This is mine,’ and who found people simple enough to believe him, was the real founder of civil society.

--Jean Jacques Rousseau

Man is by nature a social animal, being compelled to live in society because of the many needs he cannot satisfy out of his own resources.

--St. Thomas Aquinas

Society would be a delightful thing if only people were interested in each other.

--S. R. N. Chamfort

The primary duty of organized society is to enlarge the lives and increase the standards of living of all the people.

--Herbert Hoover

People who are much too sensitive to demand of cripples that they run races, ask of the poor that they get up and act just like everyone else in the society.

--Michael Harrington

One cannot raise the bottom of a society without benefiting everyone above.

--Michael Harrington

People of privilege will always risk their complete destruction rather than surrender any material part of their advantage.

--John Kenneth Galbraith

Man was formed for society and is neither capable of living alone, nor has the courage to do it.

--Sir William Blackstone

There never has yet existed a wealthy and civilized society in which one portion of the community did not, in point of fact, live on the labor of the other.

--John C. Calhoun

Put together all the existing families and you have society. It is as simple as that. Whatever kind of training took place in the individual family will be reflected in the kind of society that these families create.

--Virginia Satir

The other America, the America of poverty, is hidden today in a way that it never was before. Its millions are socially invisible to the rest of us....The very development of American society is creating a new kind of blindness about poverty. The poor are increasingly slipping out of the very experience and consciousness of the nation.

--Michael Harrington

Traditions are group efforts to keep the unexpected from happening.

--Barbara Tober

If you tell people the world is complicated, you’re not doing your job as a social scientist. They already know it’s complicated. Your job is to distill it, simplify it, and give them a sense of what is the single [cause], or what are the couple of powerful causes that explain this powerful phenomenon.

--Samuel P. Huntington

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