Johan Huizinga Quotes

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Born: December 7, 1872,
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Died: , February 1, 1945
Occupation: Author

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

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

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

In Europe art has to a large degree taken the place of religion. In America it seems rather to be science.
- 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

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

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