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C. Wright Mills Quotes: To accept opinions is to gain the good solid feeling of being correct without having to think.
         

To accept opinions is to gain the good solid feeling of being correct without having to think.


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Neither the life of an individual nor the history of a society can be understood without understanding both.



The sociological imagination enables us to grasp history and biography and the relations between the two within society. This is its task and its promise.

The sociological imagination enables us to grasp history and biography and the relations between the two within society. This is its task and its promise.



What ordinary men are directly aware of and what they try to do are bounded by the private orbits in which they live; their visions and their powers are limited.

What ordinary men are directly aware of and what they try to do are bounded by the private orbits in which they live; their visions and their powers are limited.



Nobody talks more of free enterprise and competition and of the best man winning than the man who inherited his father's store or farm.

Nobody talks more of free enterprise and competition and of the best man winning than the man who inherited his father's store or farm.



Here's to the day when the complete works of Leon Trotsky are published and widely distributed in the Soviet Union. On that day the USSR will have achieved democracy!

Here's to the day when the complete works of Leon Trotsky are published and widely distributed in the Soviet Union. On that day the USSR will have achieved democracy!



Every revolution has its counterrevolution - that is a sign the revolution is for real.

Every revolution has its counterrevolution - that is a sign the revolution is for real.



To overcome the academic prose you have first to overcome the academic pose.

To overcome the academic prose you have first to overcome the academic pose.



If you do not specify and confront real issues, what you say will surely obscure them. If you do not embody controversy, what you say will be an acceptance of the drift to the coming human hell.

If you do not specify and confront real issues, what you say will surely obscure them. If you do not embody controversy, what you say will be an acceptance of the drift to the coming human hell.



Whatever sociology may be, it is the result of constantly asking the question, what is the meaning of this?

Whatever sociology may be, it is the result of constantly asking the question, what is the meaning of this?





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I have traveled a good deal in Concord; and everywhere, in shops, and offices, and fields, the inhabitants have appeared to me to be doing penance in a thousand remarkable ways.

I have traveled a good deal in Concord; and everywhere, in shops, and offices, and fields, the inhabitants have appeared to me to be doing penance in a thousand remarkable ways.



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When people travel here from across the country, they shed jealousies and politics and prejudices. The mighty climb down. The humble are elevated.



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