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'Every age yearns for a more beautiful world. The deeper the desperation and the depression about the confusing present, the more intense that yearning.'


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'An aristocratic culture does not advertise its emotions. In its forms of expression it is sober and reserved. Its general attitude is stoic.'


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'These are strange times. Reason, which once combatted faith and seemed to have conquered it, now has to look to faith to save it from dissolution.'


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'History is the interpretation of the significance that the past has for us.'


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'In Europe art has to a large degree taken the place of religion. In America it seems rather to be science.'


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'In Europe art has to a large degree taken the place of religion. In America it seems rather to be science.'


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'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.'

 

 

 

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