Every age yearns for a more beautiful world. The deeper the desperation and the depression about the confusing present, the more intense that yearning.
We can't put up a protectionist dam on our own against the neo-liberal world market either. However, we can try, together with our European partners, to maintain the social character of Europe as much as possible.
Whether the aim is in heaven or on earth, wisdom or wealth, the essential condition of its pursuit and attainment is always security and order.
From whichever angle one looks at it, the application of racial theories remains a striking proof of the lowered demands of public opinion upon the purity of critical judgment.
Do you know anything that in all its innocence is more humiliating than the funny pages of a Sunday newspaper in America?
An aristocratic culture does not advertise its emotions. In its forms of expression it is sober and reserved. Its general attitude is stoic.
Culture must have its ultimate aim in the metaphysical or it will cease to be culture.
If we are to preserve culture we must continue to create it.
The second fundamental feature of culture is that all culture has an element of striving.
Revolution as an ideal concept always preserves the essential content of the original thought: sudden and lasting betterment.
A superstition which pretends to be scientific creates a much greater confusion of thought than one which contents itself with simple popular practices.