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Quotation by Emile Durkheim
Each victim of suicide gives his act a personal stamp which expresses his temperament, the special conditions in which he is involved, and which, consequently, cannot be explained by the social and general causes of the phenomenon.
Emile Durkheim (1858–1917), French sociologist. Suicide, bk. 2, ch. 6 (1897, trans. 1951).
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