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Johan Huizinga

Dutch,  Historian
Total Quotes : 26
Limited Very Establishing

History creates comprehensibility primarily by arranging facts meaningfully and only in a very limited sense by establishing strict causal connections.

- Johan Huizinga

Aim Metaphysical Cease

Culture must have its ultimate aim in the metaphysical or it will cease to be culture.

- Johan Huizinga

Purity Critical Lowered

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.

- Johan Huizinga

Thought Which Scientific

A superstition which pretends to be scientific creates a much greater confusion of thought than one which contents itself with simple popular practices.

- Johan Huizinga

Goal Republic Brains

It is the goal of the American university to be the brains of the republic.

- Johan Huizinga

Impossible Nothing Heroic

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.

- Johan Huizinga

History Past Significance

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

- Johan Huizinga

Will Been Which

History can predict nothing except that great changes in human relationships will never come about in the form in which they have been anticipated.

- Johan Huizinga

Nature Over Means

Culture means control over nature.

- Johan Huizinga

Beautiful More About

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

- Johan Huizinga

Culture Striving Feature

The second fundamental feature of culture is that all culture has an element of striving.

- Johan Huizinga

Innocence Newspaper More

Do you know anything that in all its innocence is more humiliating than the funny pages of a Sunday newspaper in America?

- Johan Huizinga

Emotions Reserved General

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

- Johan Huizinga

Giving Mankind Made

Life is made too easy. Mankind's moral fibre is giving way under the softening influence of luxury.

- Johan Huizinga

Long Time Only Short Time

You only live a short time... and you are dead a long time.

- Johan Huizinga

Feet Domination Hundred

Physical nature lies at our feet shackled with a hundred chains. What of the control of human nature? Do not point to the triumphs of psychiatry, social services or the war against crime. Domination of human nature can only mean the domination of every man by himself.

- Johan Huizinga

Judgment Standards Means

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.

- Johan Huizinga

Reason Which Seemed

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.

- Johan Huizinga

Against However Social

We can't put up a protectionist dam on our own against the neo-liberal world market either. However, we can try, together with our European partners, to maintain the social character of Europe as much as possible.

- Johan Huizinga

Culture Create Continue

If we are to preserve culture we must continue to create it.

- Johan Huizinga