All Quotes, Auguste Comte

22 Auguste Comte Quotes: Father of Sociology

Auguste Comte was a French philosopher and writer who formulated the doctrine of positivism. Auguste Comte is widely known as the first philosopher of science. Comte is accredited the founder of the academic discipline of sociology. This is a Quoteish quote tribute to the thinker of altruism Auguste Comte with 22 of his quotes on ideas, positivism, and power.

Ideas govern the world, or throw it into chaos. - Auguste Comte
Demography is destiny. - Auguste Comte
To understand a science, it is necessary to know its history. - Auguste Comte
Induction for deduction, with a view to construction. - Auguste Comte
Know yourself to improve yourself. - Auguste Comte
Positivism is a theory of knowledge according to which the only kind of sound knowledge available to human kind is that if science grounded in observation. - Auguste Comte
The sacred formula of positivism: love as a principle, the order as a foundation, and progress as a goal. - Auguste Comte
Nothing is destroyed until it is replaced. - Auguste Comte
Everything is relative; and only that is absolute. - Auguste Comte
Humanity is always made up of more dead than living. - Auguste Comte
The word right should be excluded from political language, as the word cause from the language of philosophy. - Auguste Comte
Mathematical Analysis is... the true rational basis of the whole system of our positive knowledge. - Auguste Comte
Men are not allowed to think freely about chemistry and biology: why should they be allowed to think freely about political philosophy? - Auguste Comte
The universe displays no proof of an all-directing mind. - Auguste Comte
The heavens declare the glory of Kepler and Newton. - Auguste Comte
Religion is an illusion of childhood, outgrown under proper education. - Auguste Comte
Demography is destiny. - Auguste Comte
The only real life is the collective life of the race; individual life has no existence except as an abstraction. - Auguste Comte
Foreknowledge is power. - Auguste Comte
The dead govern the living. - Auguste Comte
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