Quotations by Emile Durkheim
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Born: Thursday, April 15, 1858
Each victim of suicide gives his act a personal stamp which expresses his temperament, the special conditions in which he is involved, and which, consequently, cannot be explained by the social and general causes of the phenomenon.
(Keywords: Act, Causes, Suicide, Temperament)
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.
(Keywords: Life, Time, Comfort, Man)
Reality seems valueless by comparison with the dreams of fevered imaginations; reality is therefore abandoned.
(Keywords: 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.
(Keywords: Thought, Contemplation, Sadness, World)