Robert Staughton Lynd - Quotes

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Most of us can remember a time when a birthday - especially if it was one's own - brightened the world as if a second sun has risen.

Most of us can remember a time when a birthday - especially if it was one's own - brightened the world as if a second sun has risen.

Knowledge is power only if man knows what facts not to bother with.

Knowledge is power only if man knows what facts not to bother with.

Most of us believe in trying to make other people happy only if they can be happy in ways which we approve.

Most of us believe in trying to make other people happy only if they can be happy in ways which we approve.

Friendship will not stand the strain of very much good advice for very long.

Friendship will not stand the strain of very much good advice for very long.

Cut quarrels out of literature, and you will have very little history or drama or fiction or epic poetry left. ---->>>

There are some people who want to throw their arms round you simply because it is Christmas; there are other people who want to strangle you simply because it is Christmas.

There are some people who want to throw their arms round you simply because it is Christmas; there are other people who want to strangle you simply because it is Christmas.

One of the greatest joys known to man is to take a flight into ignorance in search of knowledge. ---->>>

I sometimes suspect that half our difficulties are imaginary and that if we kept quiet about them they would disappear. ---->>>

Most remarks that are worth making are commonplace remarks. The things that makes them worth saying is that we really mean them. ---->>>

It is a glorious thing to be indifferent to suffering, but only to one's own suffering. ---->>>

Every man of genius is considerably helped by being dead. ---->>>

There is nothing that makes us feel so good as the idea that someone else is an evil-doer. ---->>>

Almost any game with any ball is a good game. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: September 26, 1892
Birthplace:
Die: 11-01, 1970
Occupation: Sociologist
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Robert Staughton Lynd (September 26, 1892 – November 1, 1970) was an American sociologist and professor at Columbia University, New York City. Robert and his wife Helen Lynd are best known for writing the groundbreaking "Middletown" studies of Muncie, Indiana - Middletown: A Study in Contemporary American Culture (1929) and Middletown in Transition (1937), which are classics of American sociology (wikipedia)