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C Wright Mills Quotes

A true friend is someone who accepts your past, supports your present and encourages your future - Friend Quotes
And then you meet one person and your life changes forever - Love Quotes
I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work - Fail Quotes
Together is my favorite place to be - Love Quotes
I like me a little bit more when i'm with you - Love Quotes
The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary - Work Quotes
Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results - Albert Einstein Quotes
Chocolate is the answer. Who cares what the question is - Funny Quotes
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The immediate cause of World War III is the military preparation of it  (C Wright Mills Quotes) The sociological imagination enables us to grasp history and biography and the relations between the two within society. This is its task and its promise  (C Wright Mills Quotes) America is a nation with no truly national city, no Paris, no Rome, no London, no city which is at once the social center, the political capital, and the financial hub  (C Wright Mills Quotes) Every revolution has its counterrevolution - that is a sign the revolution is for real. And every revolution must defend itself against this counterrevolution, or the revolution will fail  (C Wright Mills Quotes) The nearest the modern general or admiral comes to a small - arms encounter of any sort is at a duck hunt in the company of corporation executives at the retreat of Continental Motors, inc  (C Wright Mills Quotes) Power is not of a man. Wealth does not center in the person of the wealthy. Celebrity is not inherent in any personality. To be celebrated, to be wealthy, to have power requires access to major institutions  (C Wright Mills Quotes) Here’s to the day when the complete works of Leon Trotsky are published and widely distributed in the Soviet Union. On that day the USSR will have achieved democracy!  (C Wright Mills Quotes) When white-collar people get jobs, they sell not only their time and energy, but their personalities as well. They sell by the week, or month, their smiles and their kindly gestures, and they must practice that prompt repression of resentment and aggression  (C Wright Mills Quotes) Commercial jazz, soap opera, pulp fiction, comic strips, the movies set the images, mannerisms, standards, and aims of the urban masses. In one way or another, everyone is equal before these cultural machines; like technology itself, the mass media are nearly universal in their incidence and appeal. They are a kind of common denominator, a kind of scheme for pre-scheduled, mass emotions  (C Wright Mills Quotes) Above all, do not give up your moral and political autonomy by accepting in somebody else’s terms the illiberal practicality of the bureaucratic ethos or the liberal practicality of the moral scatter. Know that many personal troubles cannot be solved merely as troubles, but must be understood in terms of public issues and in terms of the problems of history making  (C Wright Mills Quotes) Whatever sociology may be, it is the result of constantly asking the question, what is the meaning of this?  (C Wright Mills Quotes) To accept opinions is to gain the good solid feeling of being correct without having to think  (C Wright Mills Quotes) The means of effective communication are being expropriated from the intellectual worker  (C Wright Mills Quotes) Nobody talks more of free enterprise and competition and of the best man winning than the man who inherited his father’s store or farm.  (C Wright Mills Quotes) Each day men sell little pieces if themselves in order to try to buy then back each night and weekend.  (C Wright Mills Quotes) Fate has to do with events in history that are the summary and unintended results of innumerable decisions of innumerable men  (C Wright Mills Quotes) The family provides the army and navy with the best men and boys that it possesses. And, as we have seen, education and science too are becoming means to the ends sought by the military  (C Wright Mills Quotes) The principal cause of war is war itself  (C Wright Mills Quotes) History is the shank of the social sciences  (C Wright Mills Quotes) Prestige is the shadow of money and power  (C Wright Mills Quotes) My plans have always exceeded my capacities and energies  (C Wright Mills Quotes) S a proportion of the labor force, fewer individuals manipulate things, more handle people and symbols  (C Wright Mills Quotes) Nobody talks more of free enterprise and competition and of the best man winning than the man who inherited his father’s store or farm  (C Wright Mills Quotes) If you do not specify and confront real issues, what you say will surely obscure them. If you do not embody controversy, what you say will be an acceptance of the drift to the coming human hell  (C Wright Mills Quotes) Let every man be his own methodologist, let every man be his own theorist  (C Wright Mills Quotes) All politics is a struggle for power; the ultimate kind of power is violence  (C Wright Mills Quotes) To overcome the academic prose you have first to overcome the academic pose  (C Wright Mills Quotes) What ordinary men are directly aware of and what they try to do are bounded by the private orbits in which they live; their visions and their powers are limited  (C Wright Mills Quotes) Much work is merely a way to make money; much leisure is merely a way to spend it  (C Wright Mills Quotes) Neither the life of an individual nor the history of a society can be understood without understanding both  (C Wright Mills Quotes)
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