Oswald Spengler

Oswald Spengler

German idealist philosopher, historian and representative of the philosophy of life.
History is direction—but Nature is extension—ergo, everyone gets eaten by a bear.More Oswald Spengler quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
We are born into this time and must bravely follow the path to the destined end. There is no other way. Our duty is to hold on to the lost position, without hope, without rescue, like that Roman soldier whose bones were found in front of a door in Pompeii, who, during the eruption of Vesuvius, died at his post because they forgot to relieve him. That is greatness. That is what it means to be a thoroughbred. The honorable end is the one thing that can not be taken from a man.More Oswald Spengler quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
It is the Late city that first defies the land, contradicts Nature in the lines of its silhouette, denies all Nature. It wants to be something different from and higher than Nature. These high-pitched gables, these Baroque cupolas, spires, and pinnacles, neither are, nor desire to be, related with anything in Nature. And then begins the gigantic megalopolis, the city-as-world, which suffers nothing beside itself and sets about annihilating the country picture.More Oswald Spengler quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Critical (i.e., separating) methods apply only to the world-as-nature. It would be easier to break up a theme of Beethoven with dissecting knife or acid than to break up the soul by methods of abstract thought . Nature-knowledge and man-knowledge have neither ways nor aims in common.More Oswald Spengler quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
If few can stand a long war without deterioration of soul, none can stand a long peace.More Oswald Spengler quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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