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Johan Huizinga

Culture means control over nature.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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.

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

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