Great Throughts Treasury

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Auguste Comte, formally Isidore Auguste Marie Fran├žois Xavier Comte

French Philosopher, Founder of the Discipline of Sociology and of the Doctrine of Positivism

"When a regular division of employments has spread through any society, the social state begins to acquire a consistency and stability which place it out of danger from particular divergencies."

"The happiness of every man depends on the harmony between the development of his various faculties and the entire system of circumstances which govern his life."

"To love Humanity constitutes all healthy morality."

"The first principle of Positive morality is the preponderance of social sympathy."