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Georg Simmel

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By my existence I am nothing more than an empty place, an outline,that is reserved within being in general. Given with it, though, is the duty to fill in this empty place. That is my life.

— Georg Simmel

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Perhaps one has to have placed life in the center of one’s worldview and valued it as much as I have in order to know that one may not keep it, but must yield it up.

— Georg Simmel

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One needs to properly possess only a couple of great thoughts--they shed light on many stretches whose illumination one would never have believed in.

— Georg Simmel

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For, to be a stranger is naturally a very positive relation; it is a specific form of interaction.

— Georg Simmel

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Secrecy sets barriers between men, but at the same time offers the seductive temptation to break through the barriers by gossip or confession.

— Georg Simmel

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The intellectually sophisticated person is indifferent to all genuine individuality, because relationships and reactions result from it which cannot be exhausted with logical operations.

— Georg Simmel

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Modern culture is constantly growing more objective. Its tissues grow more and more out of impersonal energies, and absorb less and less the subjective entirety of the individual.

— Georg Simmel

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Every relationship between persons causes a picture of each to take form in the mind of the other, and this picture evidently is in reciprocal relationship with that personal relationship.

— Georg Simmel

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Every superior personality, and every superior performance, has, for the average of mankind, something mysterious.

— Georg Simmel

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Cities are, first of all, seats of the highest economic division of labor.

— Georg Simmel

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About Georg Simmel

Georg Simmel Quotes

Did you know about Georg Simmel?

Toronto: University of Toronto. In the triad group there is a possibility of a dyad forming within the triad thereby threatening the remaining individual’s independence and causing them to become the subordinate of the group. This is because there is a belief that the Stranger is not connected to anyone significant and therefore does not pose a threat to the confessor’s life.

Simmel's most famous works today are The Problems of the Philosophy of History (1892) The Philosophy of Money (1907) The Metropolis and Mental Life (1903) Soziologie (1908 inc. Both Simmel and Weber's nonpositivist theory would inform the eclectic critical theory of the Frankfurt School. The Stranger The Social Boundary The Sociology of the Senses The Sociology of Space and On The Spatial Projections of Social Forms) and Fundamental Questions of Sociology (1917).

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