Helen Merrell Lynd

Helen Merrell
Lynd
1894
1982

American Sociologist and Social Philosopher, Wife of Robert Lynd

Author Quotes

One of the sources of pride in being a human being is the ability to bear present frustrations in the interests of longer purposes.

Our whole life is an attempt to discover when our spontaneity is whimsical, sentimental irresponsiblity and when it is a valid expression of our deepest desires and values.

Experiences of shame appear to embody the root meaning of the word - to uncover, to expose, to wound. They are experiences of exposure, exposure of peculiarly sensitive, intimate, vulnerable aspects of self. The exposure may be to others, but whether others are or are not involved, it is always… exposure to one’s own eyes.

A person who is unable to love cannot reveal himself.

Author Picture
First Name
Helen Merrell
Last Name
Lynd
Birth Date
1894
Death Date
1982
Bio

American Sociologist and Social Philosopher, Wife of Robert Lynd