” So far as discipline is concerned, freedom means not its absence but the use of higher and more rational forms as contrasted with those that are lower or less rational. “


” Institutions – government, churches, industries, and the like – have properly no other function than to contribute to human freedom, and in so far as they fail, on the whole, to perform this function, they are wrong and need reconstruction. “


” Between richer and poorer classes in a free country a mutually respecting antagonism is much healthier than pity on the one hand and dependence on the other, as is, perhaps, the next best thing to fraternal feeling. “


” Every general increase of freedom is accompanied by some degeneracy, attributable to the same causes as the freedom. “



All 4 Charles Horton Cooley Quotes about Free in picture


So far as discipline is concerned, freedom means not its absence but the use of higher and more rational forms as contrasted with those that are lower or less rational.
Institutions - government, churches, industries, and the like - have properly no other function than to contribute to human freedom, and in so far as they fail, on the whole, to perform this function, they are wrong and need reconstruction.


Between richer and poorer classes in a free country a mutually respecting antagonism is much healthier than pity on the one hand and dependence on the other, as is, perhaps, the next best thing to fraternal feeling.
Every general increase of freedom is accompanied by some degeneracy, attributable to the same causes as the freedom.
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