Charisma is the gift from above where a leader knows from inside himself what to do.

Max Weber

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

A fully developed bureaucratic mechanism stands in the same relationship to other forms as does the machine to the non-mechanical production of goods. Precision, speed, clarity, documentary ability, continuity, discretion, unity, rigid subordination, reduction of friction and material and personal expenses are unique to bureaucratic organization.

Max Weber

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

The experience of the irrationality of the world has been the driving force of all religious revolution.

Max Weber

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

In a democracy the people choose a leader in whom they trust. Then the chosen leader says, 'Now shut up and obey me.' People and party are then no longer free to interfere in his business.

Max Weber

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

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

Max Weber

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

Max Weber

Either one lives for politics or one lives off politics.

Max Weber

A government is an institution that holds a monopoly on the legitimate use of violence.

Max Weber

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

Max Weber

A government is an institution that holds a monopoly on the legitimate use of violence.

Max Weber

Daily and hourly, the politician inwardly has to overcome a quite trivial and all-too-human enemy: a quite vulgar vanity.

Max Weber

The great virtue of bureaucracy - indeed, perhaps its defining characteristic ~ was that it was an institutional method for applying general rules to specific cases, thereby making the actions of government fair and predictable.

Max Weber

Every scientific fulfillment raises new questions; it asks to be surpassed and outdated.

Max Weber

The so-called materialistic conception of history, with the crude elements of genius of the early form which appeared, for instance, in the Communist Manifesto, still prevails only in the minds of laymen and dilettantes.

Max Weber

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

Max Weber

specialists without spirit, sensualists without heart; this nullity imagines that it has attained a level of civilization never before achieved.

Max Weber

Man does not by nature wish to earn more and more money.

Max Weber

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

Max Weber

Politics means striving to share power or striving to influence the distribution of power, either among states or among groups within a state.

Max Weber

Ideas come when we do not expect them, and not when we are brooding and searching at our desks. Yet ideas would certainly not come to mind had we not brooded at our desks and searched for answers with passionate devotion.

Max Weber

The impulse to acquisition, pursuit of gain, of money, of the greatest possible amount of money, has in itself nothing to do with capitalism. This impulse exists and has existed among waiters, physicians, coachmen, artists, prostitutes, dishonest officials, soldiers, nobles, crusaders, gamblers, and beggars.

Max Weber

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

The decisive means for politics is violence.

Max Weber

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

Max Weber

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

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

One can say that three pre-eminent qualities are decisive for the politician: passion, a feeling of responsibility, and a sense of proportion.

Max Weber

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

Max Weber

The capacity for the accomplishment of religious virtuosos the "intellectual sacrifice" is the decisive characteristic of the positively religious man. That this is so is shown by the fact that in spite of (or rather in consequence) of theology (which unveils it) the tension between the value-spheres of "science" and the sphere of "the holy" is unbridgeable.

Max Weber

Politics is a strong and slow boring of hard boards.

Max Weber

Puritanism carried the ethos of the rational organization of capital and labor. It took over from the Jewish ethic only what was adapted to this purpose.

Max Weber

A highly developed stock exchange cannot be a club for the cult of ethics.

Max Weber

The nation is burdened with the heavy curse on those who come afterwards. The generation before us was inspired by an activism and a naive enthusiasm, which we cannot rekindle, because we confront tasks of a different kind from those which our fathers faced.

Max Weber

Every type of purely direct concrete description bears the mark of artistic portrayal.

Max Weber

The purely emotional form of Pietism is, as Ritschl has pointed out, a religious dilettantism for the leisure class.

Max Weber

No sociologist should think himself too good, even in his old age, to make tens of thousands of quite trivial computations in his head and perhaps for months at a time.

Max Weber

All research in the cultural sciences in an age of specialization, once it is oriented towards a given subject matter through particular settings of problems and has established its methodological principles, will consider the analysis of the data as an end in itself.

Max Weber

The summum bonum of this [Puritan] ethic is the earning of more and more money combined with the strict avoidance of all enjoyment.

Max Weber

The summum bonum of this [Puritan] ethic is the earning of more and more money combined with the strict avoidance of all enjoyment.

Max Weber

Only by strict specialization can the scientific worker become fully conscious, for once and perhaps never again in his lifetime, that he has achieved something that will endure. A really definitive and good accomplishment is today always a specialized act.

Max Weber

Only by strict specialization can the scientific worker become fully conscious, for once and perhaps never again in his lifetime, that he has achieved something that will endure. A really definitive and good accomplishment is today always a specialized act.

Max Weber

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

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

Only on the assumption of belief in the validity of values is the attempt to espouse value-judgments meaningful. However, to judge the validity of such values is a matter of faith .

Max Weber

Only on the assumption of belief in the validity of values is the attempt to espouse value-judgments meaningful. However, to judge the validity of such values is a matter of faith .

Max Weber

One cannot with impunity try to transfer this task entirely to mechanical assistants if one wishes to figure something, even though the final result is often small indeed.

Max Weber

It is not astonishing that there are many journalists who have become human failures and worthless men. Rather, it is astonishing that, despite all this, this very stratum includes such a great number of valuable and quite genuine men, a fact that outsiders would not so easily guess.

Max Weber

আমার এ ঘর ভাঙ্গিয়াছে যেবা, আমি বাধি তার ঘর, আপন করিতে কাঁদিয়া বেড়াই যে মোরে করেছে পর।

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আমার এ ঘর ভাঙ্গিয়াছে যেবা, আমি বাধি তার ঘর, আপন করিতে কাঁদিয়া বেড়াই যে মোরে করেছে পর।

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