"If we divine a discrepancy between a man's words and his character, the whole impression of him becomes broken and painful he revolts the imagination by his lack of unity, and even the good in him is hardly accepted."
"Imagination is more important than knowledge."Charles Horton Cooley on Albert Einstein
"I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, it's a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope. Which is what I do, and that enables you to laugh at life's realities."Charles Horton Cooley on Dr. Seuss
"Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life's coming attractions."Charles Horton Cooley on Albert Einstein
"I cannot imagine a God who rewards and punishes the objects of his creation and is but a reflection of human frailty."Charles Horton Cooley on Albert Einstein
"Can you imagine what I would do if I could do all I can?"Charles Horton Cooley on Sun Tzu
"An artist cannot fail it is a success to be one."
"Our individual lives cannot, generally, be works of art unless the social order is also."
"Failure sometimes enlarges the spirit. You have to fall back upon humanity and God."
"Institutions - government, churches, industries, and the like - have properly no other function than to contribute to human freedom and in so far as they fail, on the whole, to perform this function, they are wrong and need reconstruction."
"So far as discipline is concerned, freedom means not its absence but the use of higher and more rational forms as contrasted with those that are lower or less rational."