” Sadness does not inhere in things, it does not reach us from the world and through mere contemplation of the world. It is a product of our own thought. We create it out of whole cloth. “


” A society whose members are united by the fact that they think in the same way in regard to the sacred world and its relations with the profane world, and by the fact that they translate these common ideas into common practices, is what is called a Church. In all history, we do not find a single religion without a Church. “


” That men have an interest in knowing the world which surrounds them, and consequently that their reflection should have been applied to it at an early date, is something that everyone will readily admit. “


” The Christian conceives of his abode on Earth in no more delightful colors than the Jainist sectarian. He sees in it only a time of sad trial, he also thinks that his true country is not of this world. “



All 4 Emile Durkheim Quotes about World in picture


Sadness does not inhere in things, it does not reach us from the world and through mere contemplation of the world. It is a product of our own thought. We create it out of whole cloth.
A society whose members are united by the fact that they think in the same way in regard to the sacred world and its relations with the profane world, and by the fact that they translate these common ideas into common practices, is what is called a Church. In all history, we do not find a single religion without a Church.


That men have an interest in knowing the world which surrounds them, and consequently that their reflection should have been applied to it at an early date, is something that everyone will readily admit.
The Christian conceives of his abode on Earth in no more delightful colors than the Jainist sectarian. He sees in it only a time of sad trial, he also thinks that his true country is not of this world.
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