Johan Huizinga Quotes

Johan Huizinga Quotes: Culture requires in the first place a certain balance of material and spiritual values.
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Johan Huizinga Quote: People accept a representation in which the elements of wish and fantasy are purposely included but which nevertheless proclaims to represent
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Quotes about Johan Huizinga: The more the specific feelings of being under obligation range themselves under a supreme principle of human dependence the clearer and more fertile will be the realization of the concept, indispensable to all true culture, of service; from the service of God down to the simple social relationship as between employer and employee.
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Quote about Johan Huizinga: Every age yearns for a more beautiful world. The deeper the desperation and the depression about the confusing present, the more intense that yearning.
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Johan Huizinga Sayings: Barbarisation may be defined as a cultural process whereby an attained condition of high value is gradually overrun and supersededby elements of lower quality.
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Johan Huizinga Saying: We are living in a demented world. And we know it. It would not come as a surprise to anyone if tomorrow the madness gave way to afrenzy which would leave our poor Europe in a state of distracted stupor, with engines still turning and flags streaming in the breeze, but with the spirit gone.
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Sayings about 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.
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Saying about Johan Huizinga: Life is made too easy. Mankind's moral fibre is giving way under the softening influence of luxury.
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Johan Huizinga Quotes: But one sound always rose above the clamor of busy life and, no matter how much of a tintinnabulation, was never confused and, fora moment lifted everything into an ordered sphere: that of the bells.
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Johan Huizinga Quote: He who wishes to maintain that the past of mankind no longer has any absolute value in lifemust also be ready to deny his ownlife until the present moment, indeed in advance until the last moment, as worthless. He who realizes that culture is the giving of form will also see that the highest forms that it is given to the human spirit to recognize have always been, psychologically considered, such evasions from the present. Considerations such as these do not at all square with the direction of America's mind.
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