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There is a collective as well as an individual humor inclining peoples to sadness or cheerfulness, making them see things in bright or somber lights. In fact, only society can pass a collective opinion on the value of human life; for this the individual is incompetent.

Emile Durkheim

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Author Profession: Sociologist
Nationality: French
Born: April 15, 1858
Died: 1917

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