James G. Frazer Quotes

Who was James G. Frazer?

Sir James George Frazer was a Scottish social anthropologist and folklorist known for his work 'The Golden Bough: A Study in Magic and Religion'.

Born January 1, 1854
Died May 7, 1941
Aged 87 years old

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Best Quotes by James G. Frazer

“The question whether our conscious personality survives after death has been answered by almost all races of men in the affirmative.”

“The second principle of magic: things which have once been in contact with each other continue to act on each other at a distance after the physical contact has been severed.”

The Golden Bough Quotes

“It is a common rule with primitive people not to waken a sleeper, because his soul is away and might not have time to get back.”

The Golden Bough

“The advance of knowledge is an infinite progression towards a goal that ever recedes.”

The Golden Bough

“The world cannot live at the level of its great men.”

The Golden Bough

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“We are divine but imperfect beings who exist in two worlds, material and spiritual. It is our destiny to shuttle back and forth between these universes through space and time while we learn to master ourselves and acquire knowledge.”

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