A Quote by Gavin De Becker on niceness, sociology, and parenting

We must learn and then teach our children that niceness does not equal goodness. Niceness is a decision, a strategy of social interaction; it is not a character trait. People seeking to control others almost always present the image of a nice person in the beginning.

Gavin De Becker

Source: The Gift of Fear

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A Quote by W. I. Thomas on thomas theorem, sociology, consequences, real, men, and define

If men define situations as real, they are real in their consequences.

William Thomas

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A Quote by Max Weber on sociology, history, and philosophy

The fate of our times is characterized by rationalization and intellectualization and, above all, by the 'disenchantment of the world.' Precisely the ultimate and most sublime values have retreated from public life either into the transcendental realm of mystic life or into the brotherliness of direct and personal human relations. It is not accidental that our greatest art is intimate and not monumental.

Max Weber

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