Quotes by Auguste Comte

Demography is destiny.
- Auguste Comte
The dead govern the living.
- Auguste Comte
Know yourself to improve yourself.
- Auguste Comte
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Ideas govern the world, or throw it into chaos.
- Auguste Comte
To understand a science, it is necessary to know its history.
- Auguste Comte
The only real life is the collective life of the race; individual life has no existence except as an abstraction.
- Auguste Comte
Every science consists in the coordination of facts; if the different observations were entirely isolated, there would be no science.
- Auguste Comte
The word 'right' should be excluded from political language, as the word 'cause' from the language of philosophy.
- 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
Each department of knowledge passes through three stages. The theoretic stage; the theological stage and the metaphysical or abstract stage.
- Auguste Comte
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Indeed, every true science has for its object the determination of certain phenomena by means of others, in accordance with the relations which exist between them.
- Auguste Comte

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