Johan Huizinga Quotes

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In Europe art has to a large degree taken the place of religion. In America it seems rather to be science. -Johan Huizinga
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
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
History is the interpretation of the significance that the past has for us. -Johan Huizinga
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. -Johan Huizinga
Play is a uniquely adaptive act, not subordinate to some other adaptive act, but with a special function of its own in human experience. -Johan Huizinga
Life is made too easy. Mankind's moral fibre is giving way under the softening influence of luxury. -Johan Huizinga
The eternal gulf between being and idea can only be bridged by the rainbow of imagination. -Johan Huizinga
It is the goal of the American university to be the brains of the republic. -Johan Huizinga
Culture requires in the first place a certain balance of material and spiritual values. -Johan Huizinga
Revolution as an ideal concept always preserves the essential content of the original thought: sudden and lasting betterment. -Johan Huizinga
The susceptibility of the average modern to pictorial suggestion enables advertising to exploit his lessened power of judgment. -Johan Huizinga
Do you know anything that in all its innocence is more humiliating than the funny pages of a Sunday newspaper in America? -Johan Huizinga
Culture must have its ultimate aim in the metaphysical or it will cease to be culture. -Johan Huizinga
A new culture can only grow up in the soil of a purged humanity. -Johan Huizinga
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