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Max Weber

German,  Economist
Total Quotes : 26
Worthy Infinite Portion

All the analysis of infinite reality which the finite human mind can conduct rests on the tacit assumption that only a finite portion of this reality constitutes the object of scientific investigation, and that only it is 'important' in the sense of being 'worthy of being known.'

- Max Weber

Process Which Finite

'Culture' is a finite segment of the meaningless infinity of the world process, a segment on which human beings confer meaning and significance.

- Max Weber

View Always Cultural

All knowledge of cultural reality, as may be seen, is always knowledge from particular points of view.

- Max Weber

Judgment Absolutely Not

Causal analysis provides absolutely no value judgment, and a value judgment is absolutely not a causal explanation.

- Max Weber

Impossible Again Certainly

Certainly all historical experience confirms the truth - that man would not have attained the possible unless time and again he had reached out for the impossible.

- Max Weber

Politics Career Hands

The career of politics grants a feeling of power. The knowledge of influencing men, of participating in power over them, and above all, the feeling of holding in one's hands a nerve fiber of historically important events can elevate the professional politician above everyday routine even when he is placed in formally modest positions.

- Max Weber

Responsibility Opposites

The ethic of conviction and the ethic of responsibility are not opposites. They are complementary to one another.

- Max Weber

Fate Times Characterized

The fate of our times is characterized by rationalization and intellectualization and, above all, by the disenchantment of the world.

- Max Weber

Discretion Precision Costs

Precision, speed, unambiguity, knowledge of files, continuity, discretion, unity, strict subordination, reduction of friction and of material and personal costs - these are raised to the optimum point in the strictly bureaucratic administration.

- Max Weber

Politics Either Lives

Either one lives 'for' politics or one lives 'off' politics.

- Max Weber

Chance Will Opposed

Power is the chance to impose your will within a social context, even when opposed and regardless of the integrity of that chance.

- Max Weber

Teach Students Recognize

The primary task of a useful teacher is to teach his students to recognize 'inconvenient' facts - I mean facts that are inconvenient for their party opinions.

- Max Weber

Other Modes Apparatus

The fully developed bureaucratic apparatus compares with other organisations exactly as does the machine with the non-mechanical modes of production.

- Max Weber

Desire Salvation Means

Homelessness is the fundamental idea of salvation in Jainism. It means the breaking off of all earthly relations, and therefore, above all, indifference to general impressions and avoidance of all worldly motives, the ceasing to act, to hope, to desire.

- Max Weber

Good And Evil True Only

It is not true that good can only follow from good and evil only from evil, but that often the opposite is true.

- Max Weber

Verified Discard Available

Whenever known and sufficient causes are available, it is anti-scientific to discard them in favour of a hypothesis that can never be verified.

- Max Weber

Integrity Other Within

Within the confines of the lecture hall, no other virtue exists but plain intellectual integrity.

- Max Weber

Through Role Methods

Social economic problems do not exist everywhere that an economic event plays a role as cause or effect - since problems arise only where the significance of those factors is problematical and can be precisely determined only through the application of methods of social-economics.

- Max Weber

Everyone Intellectually

Not everyone realises that to write a really good piece of journalism is at least as demanding intellectually as the achievement of any scholar.

- Max Weber

Politics Stupid Crumble

Only he has the calling for politics who is sure that he shall not crumble when the world from his point of view is too stupid or too base for what he wants to offer.

- Max Weber