Oswald Spengler Quotes

Tension without cosmic pulsation to animate it is the transition to nothingness

When three liberals get together they form a new party; that is their idea of individualism. They never join a bowling club without introducing as part of the 'agenda' an 'amendment of the statutes.

Every action alters the soul of the doer.

Christian theology is the grandmother of Bolshevism.

Philosophy the love of Wisdom is at the very bottom defence against the incomprehensible.

When the ordinary thought of a highly cultivated people begins to regard 'having children' as a question of pro's and con's the great turning point has come.

We Germans will never produce another Goethe but we may produce another Caesar.

Fortunately at the last hour there were always a few soldiers to save Civilization.

All world-improvers are Socialists. And consequently there are no Classical world-improvers.

If you are clever enough to figure out what men want you are either too wise to marry them or too intimidating for them to marry you.

It doesn't really matter what one writes into a constitution. The important thing is what the collective instinct eventually makes of it.

History is that form which his imagination seeks comprehension of the living existence of the world in relation to his own life which he thereby invests with a deeper reality.

What is truth? For the multitude that which it continually reads and hears.

Every Socialist outbreak only blazes new paths for Capitalism.

Socialism is nothing but the capitalism of the lower classes.

Optimism is cowardice.

Pacifism will remain an ideal war a fact and if the White race decides to wage it no longer the dark ones will and will become the masters of the world.

I maintain that many an inventor many a diplomat many a financier is a sounder philosopher than all those who practice the dull craft of experimental psychology.

Through money democracy becomes its own destroyer after money has destroyed intellect.

Peace is a desire war is a fact; and history has never paid heed to human desires and ideals.

If few can stand a long war without deterioration of soul none can stand a long peace.

History is directionâ??but Nature is extensionâ??ergo everyone gets eaten by a bear.

When the Englishman speaks of national wealth he means the number of millionaires in the country.

Those who talk too much about race no longer have it in them.

One cannot learn how to be creative by reading Marx. Either one is creative or one is not.

We have learned that history is something that takes no notice whatever of our expectations.