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Georg Simmel Quotes

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.
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Perhaps one has to have placed life in the center of one's worldview and valued it as much as I have in order to know that one may not keep it, but must yield it up.

— Georg Simmel

Nothing more can be attempted than to establish the beginning and the direction of an infinitely long road. The pretension of any systematic and definitive completeness would be, at least, a self-illusion. Perfection can here be obtained by the individual student only in the subjective sense that he communicates everything he has been able to see.

— Georg Simmel

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

— Georg Simmel

The metropolis reveals itself as one of those great historical formations in which opposing streams which enclose life unfold, as well as join one another with equal right.

— Georg Simmel

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

— Georg Simmel

The earliest phase of social formations found in historical as well as in contemporary social structures is this: a relatively small circle firmly closed against neighboring, strange, or in some way antagonistic circles.

— Georg Simmel

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

— Georg Simmel

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.

— Georg Simmel

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