A List of Sociology Quotes to Expand Your Mind

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Sociology is the scientific study of human society and social behavior. It is a fascinating field that delves into the complexities of human interactions and relationships, and the ways in which society shapes our individual experiences. Sociology quotes offer valuable insights into the human condition, highlighting the complexities of social dynamics and the impact of societal structures on our lives. Whether you’re a student of sociology or simply interested in understanding the human experience, these quotes are sure to spark curiosity and inspire thought.

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A Selection of Inspiring Sociology Quotes

1. “Our job in this life is not to shape ourselves into some ideal we imagine we ought to be but to find out who we already are and become it.” ― Steven Pressfield

2. “I measure the progress of a community by the degree of progress which women have achieved.” ― Bhim Rao Ambedkar

3. “There’s nothing wrong with giving up all your principles for a suitable financial reward. It is indeed the basis of our society.” ― Manny Rayner

4. “All rational action is in the first place individual action. Only the individual thinks. Only the individual reasons. Only the individual acts.” ― Ludwig von Mises

5. “Black literature is taught as sociology, as tolerance, not as a serious, rigorous art form.” ― Toni Morrison

6. “I am not what I think I am, and I am not what you think I am. I am what I think you think I am.” ― Charles Horton Cooley

7. “Philosophy leads to death, sociology leads to suicide.” ― Jean Baudrillard

8. “Society is much more easily soothed than one’s own conscience.” ― Isaac Asimov

9. “In our era, sociologically man destroyed the base which gave him the possibility of freedom without chaos.” ― Francis A. Schaeffer

10. “From our point of view, human beings are astonishingly xenophobic. There are not many examples in our database of spacefarers who are as sociologically backward as your species.” ― Arthur C. Clarke

11. “Education is a social thing; that is to say, it brings the child into contact with a definite social and not with society in general.” ― Émile Durkheim

12. “The task of the teacher is to serve the students with his knowledge and scientific experience and not to imprint upon them his personal political views.” ― Max Weber

13. “Neither the life of an individual nor the history of a society can be understood without understanding both.” ― C. Wright Mills

14. “Every society has the criminals that it deserves.” ― Havelock Ellis

15. “Perhaps the difference between a professor and a bus driver is that the professor can say stupid things with complete authority while the bus driver is not authorized to make brilliant insights.” ― Les Back

16. “Society has arisen out of the works of peace; the essence of society is peacemaking. Peace and not war is the father of all things. Only economic action has created the wealth around us; labor, not the profession of arms, brings happiness. Peace builds, war destroys.” ― Ludwig von Mises

17. “They lived freely among the students, they argued with the men over philosophical, sociological and artistic matters, they were just as good as the men themselves: only better, since they were women.” ― D.H. Lawrence

18. “Vulnerability is the least celebrated emotion in our society” ― Mohadesa Najumi

19. “Socialism is not a science, a sociology in miniature: it is a cry of pain.” ― Émile Durkheim

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