Oswald Spengler

Oswald Spengler

German idealist philosopher, historian and representative of the philosophy of life.
We Germans will never produce another Goethe, but we may produce another Caesar.More Oswald Spengler quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Talk of world peace is heard today only among the white peoples, and not among the much more numerous coloured races. This is a perilous state of affairs. When individual thinkers and idealists talk of peace, as they have done since time immemorial, the effect is negligible. But when whole peoples become pacifistic it is a symptom of senility. Strong and unspent races are not pacifistic. To adopt such a position is to abandon the future, for the pacifist ideal is a terminal condition that is contrary to the basic factsMore Oswald Spengler quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
At last, in the gray dawn of Civilization the fire in the Soul dies down. The dwindling powers rise to one more, half-successful, effort of creation, and produce the Classicism that is common to all dying Cultures. The soul thinks once again, and in Romanticism looks back piteously to its childhood; then finally, weary, reluctant, cold, it loses its desire to be, and, as in Imperial Rome, wishes itself out of the overlong daylight and back in the darkness of protomysticism in the womb of the mother in the grave.More Oswald Spengler quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Through money, democracy becomes its own destroyer, after money has destroyed intellect.More Oswald Spengler quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
One day the last portrait of Rembrandt and the last bar of Mozart will have ceased to be — though possibly a colored canvas and a sheet of notes will remain — because the last eye and the last ear accessible to their message will have gone.More Oswald Spengler quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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