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.
If we are to preserve culture we must continue to create it.
It is impossible to strive for the heroic life. The title of hero is bestowed by the survivors upon the fallen, who themselves know nothing of heroism.
Revolution as an ideal concept always preserves the essential content of the original thought: sudden and lasting betterment.
Play is a uniquely adaptive act, not subordinate to some other adaptive act, but with a special function of its own in human experience.
History creates comprehensibility primarily by arranging facts meaningfully and only in a very limited sense by establishing strict causal connections.
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.