Norbert Elias

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The plaque for Norbert Elias in Wrocław

Norbert Elias (June 22, 1897August 1, 1990) was a German sociologist of Jewish descent, who later became a British citizen.


  • I wish you all the pleasurable excitement one can have without hurting others and one's own dignity.
    • Closing statement on a Dutch TV interview.
    • Lessen van Elias, Norbert Elias, portret van een socioloog, VPRO, april 23 1975/ 2005

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