Do you know anything that in all its innocence is more humiliating than the funny pages of a Sunday newspaper in America?
You only live a short time… and you are dead a long time.
It is the goal of the American university to be the brains of the republic.
An aristocratic culture does not advertise its emotions. In its forms of expression it is sober and reserved. Its general attitude is stoic.
The repudiation of the primacy of understanding means the repudiation of the norms of judgment as well, and hence the abandonment of all ethical standards.
A superstition which pretends to be scientific creates a much greater confusion of thought than one which contents itself with simple popular practices.
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.
The second fundamental feature of culture is that all culture has an element of striving.
The susceptibility of the average modern to pictorial suggestion enables advertising to exploit his lessened power of judgment.
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.