Culture means control over nature.
You only live a short time... and you are dead a long time.
If we are to preserve culture we must continue to create it.
It is the goal of the American university to be the brains of the republic.
History is the interpretation of the significance that the past has for us.
Culture must have its ultimate aim in the metaphysical or it will cease to be culture.
The second fundamental feature of culture is that all culture has an element of striving.
Life is made too easy. Mankind's moral fibre is giving way under the softening influence of luxury.
In Europe art has to a large degree taken the place of religion. In America it seems rather to be science.
Do you know anything that in all its innocence is more humiliating than the funny pages of a Sunday newspaper in America?