Charles Horton Cooley Quotes

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An artist cannot fail; it is a success to be one.
— Charles Horton Cooley


To persuade is more trouble than to dominate, and the powerful seldom take this trouble if they can avoid it.
— Charles Horton Cooley

power persuasion

To have no heroes is to have no aspiration, to live on the momentum of the past, to be thrown back upon routine, sensuality, and the narrow self.
— Charles Horton Cooley

heroism aspiration

When one has come to accept a certain course as duty he has a pleasant sense of relief and of lifted responsibility, even if the course involves pain and renunciation.


The most effective way of utilizing human energy is through an organized rivalry, which by specialization and social control is, at the same time, organized cooperation.