Emile Durkheim Quotes

"It is too great comfort which turns a man against himself. Life is most readily renounced at the time and among the classes where it is least harsh."
- Emile Durkheim
(Related: Life, Time, Comfort, Man)

"Reality seems valueless by comparison with the dreams of fevered imaginations; reality is therefore abandoned."
- Emile Durkheim
(Related: Dreams, Reality)

"Sadness does not inhere in things; it does not reach us from the world and through mere contemplation of the world. It is a product of our own thought. We create it out of whole cloth."
- Emile Durkheim
(Related: Thought, Contemplation, Sadness, World)