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Brief about Georg Simmel: By info that we know Georg Simmel was born at 1970-01-01. And also Georg Simmel is German Sociologist.

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Thus, the technique of metropolitan life is unimaginable without the most punctual integration of all activities and mutual relations into a stable and impersonal time schedule.

Tags: Life, Relations, Time

Every relationship between two individuals or two groups will be characterized by the ratio of secrecy that is involved in it.

Tags: Between, Groups, Involved

The intellectually sophisticated person is indifferent to all genuine individuality, because relationships and reactions result from it which cannot be exhausted with logical operations.

Tags: Cannot, Logical, Result

Discretion is nothing other than the sense of justice with respect to the sphere of the intimate contents of life.

Tags: Justice, Life, Respect

Secrecy sets barriers between men, but at the same time offers the seductive temptation to break through the barriers by gossip or confession.

Tags: Gossip, Men, Time

Secrecy involves a tension which, at the moment of revelation, finds its release.

Tags: Moment, Revelation, Tension

The deepest problems of modern life derive from the claim of the individual to preserve the autonomy and individuality of his existence in the face of overwhelming social forces, of historical heritage, of external culture, and of the technique of life.

Tags: Life, Problems, Social

For, to be a stranger is naturally a very positive relation; it is a specific form of interaction.

Tags: Positive, Relation, Stranger

Man's nature, originally good and common to all, should develop unhampered.

Tags: Common, Good, Nature

Modern culture is constantly growing more objective. Its tissues grow more and more out of impersonal energies, and absorb less and less the subjective entirety of the individual.

Tags: Culture, Individual, Less

On the one hand, life is made infinitely easy for the personality in that stimulations, interests, uses of time and consciousness are offered to it from all sides. They carry the person as if in a stream, and one needs hardly to swim for oneself.

Tags: Easy, Life, Time

Cities are, first of all, seats of the highest economic division of labor.

Tags: Economic, Highest, Labor

Every superior personality, and every superior performance, has, for the average of mankind, something mysterious.

Tags: Mankind, Mysterious, Superior

Secrecy is thus, so to speak, a transition stadium between being and not-being.

Tags: Between, Speak, Transition

The first internal relation that is essential to a secret society is the reciprocal confidence of its members.

Tags: Confidence, Secret, Society

The metropolis has always been the seat of the money economy.

Tags: Economy, Money, Seat

Every relationship between persons causes a picture of each to take form in the mind of the other, and this picture evidently is in reciprocal relationship with that personal relationship.

Tags: Between, Mind, Personal

For the division of labor demands from the individual an ever more one-sided accomplishment, and the greatest advance in a one-sided pursuit only too frequently means dearth to the personality of the individual.

Tags: Greatest, Individual, Means

For the metropolis presents the peculiar conditions which are revealed to us as the opportunities and the stimuli for the development of both these ways of allocating roles to men.

Tags: Both, Men, Ways

For this reason, strangers are not really conceived as individuals, but as strangers of a particular type: the element of distance is no less general in regard to them than the element of nearness.

Tags: General, Less, Reason
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