” We have no higher life that is really apart from other people. It is by imagining them that our personality is built up, to be without the power of imagining them is to be a low-grade idiot. “


” There is no way to penetrate the surface of life but by attacking it earnestly at a particular point. “


” The need to exert power, when thwarted in the open fields of life, is the more likely to assert itself in trifles. “


” The idea that seeing life means going from place to place and doing a great variety of obvious things is an illusion natural to dull minds. “



All 4 Charles Horton Cooley Quotes about Life in picture


We have no higher life that is really apart from other people. It is by imagining them that our personality is built up, to be without the power of imagining them is to be a low-grade idiot.
There is no way to penetrate the surface of life but by attacking it earnestly at a particular point.


The need to exert power, when thwarted in the open fields of life, is the more likely to assert itself in trifles.
The idea that seeing life means going from place to place and doing a great variety of obvious things is an illusion natural to dull minds.
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