Georg Simmel Quotes & Sayings

26 most famous Georg Simmel quotes and sayings (sociologist). These are the first 10 quotes we have.

“The deepest problems of modern life derive from the claim of the individual to preserve the autonomy and individuality of his existence in the face of overwhelming social forces, of historical heritage, of external culture, and of the technique of life.”
“The individual has become a mere cog in an enormous organization of things and powers which tear from his hands all progress, spirituality, and value in order to transform them from their subjective form into the form of a purely objective life.”
Georg Simmel Quotes
“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 Quotes
“Discretion is nothing other than the sense of justice with respect to the sphere of the intimate contents of life.”
Georg Simmel Quotes
“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 Quotes
“Every relationship between two individuals or two groups will be characterized by the ratio of secrecy that is involved in it.”
Georg Simmel Quotes
“Secrecy involves a tension which, at the moment of revelation, finds its release.”
Georg Simmel Quotes
“For, to be a stranger is naturally a very positive relation; it is a specific form of interaction.”
Georg Simmel Quotes
“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 Quotes
“The psychological basis of the metropolitan type of individuality consists in the intensification of nervous stimulation which results from the swift and uninterrupted change of outer and inner stimuli.”

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