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Oswald Spengler Quotes and Sayings

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If few can stand a long war without deterioration of soul,
none can stand a long peace.
- Oswald Spengler

Socialism is nothing but the capitalism of the lower classes.
- Oswald Spengler

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.
- Oswald Spengler

This is our purpose: to make as meaningful as possible
this life that has been bestowed upon us;
to live in such a way that we may be proud of ourselves;
to act in such a way that some part of us lives on.
- Oswald Spengler

 

There is no proletarian, not even a Communist movement,
that has not operated in the interests of money,
and for the time being permitted by money -
and that without the idealists among its leaders having
the slightest suspicion of the fact.
- Oswald Spengler

Never believe that a few caring people can't change the world.
For, indeed, that's all who ever have.
- Margaret Mead

One who is too insistent on his own views,
finds few to agree with him.
- Lao Tzu

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Men in general judge more from
appearances than from reality. All
men have eyes, but few have
the gift of penetration.
- Niccolo Machiavelli

You must not lose faith in humanity.
Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty,
the ocean does not become dirty.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Manifest plainness, embrace simplicity,
reduce selfishness, have few desires.
- Lao Tzu

Can anything be so elegant as to have few wants,
and to serve them one's self?
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Wealth consists not in having great possessions,
but in having few wants.
- Epictetus

Anyone who proposes to do good
must not expect people to roll stones out of his way,
but must accept his lot calmly,
even if they roll a few stones upon it.
- Albert Schweitzer

Few people are capable of expressing with equanimity
opinions which differ from
the prejudices of their social environment.
Most people are even incapable of forming such opinions.
- Albert Einstein

One is taught by experience to put a premium
on those few people who can appreciate you for what you are.
- Gail Godwin

Few are those who see with their own eyes
and feel with their own hearts.
- Albert Einstein

We know but a few men, a great many coats and breeches.
- Henry David Thoreau

I have found out that though the ways in which
I can make myself useful are few,
yet the work open to me is endless.
- Helen Keller

Everyone has a "best friend" during each stage of life,
but only a precious few have the same one.
- Anonymous

Books and friends should be few but good.
- Anonymous

Few is the number of those
who think with their own mind
and feel with their own heart.
- Albert Einstein

The happiest moments my heart knows are those in which
it is pouring forth its affections to a few esteemed characters.
- Thomas Jefferson

There are very few human beings who receive the truth,
complete and staggering, by instant illumination.
Most of them acquire it fragment by fragment,
on a small scale, by successive developments,
cellularly, like a laborious mosaic.
- Anais Nin

Few things are harder to put up with
than the annoyance of a good example.
- Mark Twain

True love is like ghosts,
which everyone talks about and few have seen.
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Families are like fudge... mostly sweet with a few nuts.
- Anonymous

A benevolent man should allow a few faults in himself,
to keep his friends in countenance.
- Benjamin Franklin

Sometimes before we make a record I go back and listen to a few.
It's equally humbling and uplifting.
- Michael Stipe

These are a few of my favorite things.
- Oscar Hammerstein II

Be courteous to all, but intimate with few,
and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence.
- George Washington

We are all "neighbors."
Our world has gotten too small for us to be anything else.
We can no longer have "us" and "them" - friends and enemies.
A person from Iraq, or Russia, or Columbia is
no more a stranger or enemy than a person from across town.
A few people everywhere are troublemakers.
Every religion provokes a few people to become extremists.
Do we need police around the globe? Unfortunately, we always will.
Do we need war? Does that question even deserve an answer?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The beauty one can find in art is one of the pitifully
few real and lasting products of human endeavor.
- Paul Getty

Few things are more satisfying than seeing your children
have teenagers of their own.
- Doug Larson

Only a few things are really important.
- Marie Dressler

Even in the Christian religion,
much of its real meaning is hidden by words
that are misleading and symbols that but few understand.
- Ernest Holmes

It has been my experience that folks who
have no vices, have very few virtues.
- Abraham Lincoln

America is becoming so educated that ignorance will be a novelty.
I will belong to the select few.
- Will Rogers

A few minutes ago every tree was excited,
bowing to the roaring storm,
waving, swirling, tossing their branches
in glorious enthusiasm like worship.
But though to the outer ear these trees
are now silent, their songs never cease.
- John Muir

Shoot a few scenes out of focus.
I want to win the foreign film award.
- Billy Wilder

Every few seconds it changes - up an eighth,
down an eighth -it's like playing a slot machine.
I lose $20 million, I gain $20 million.
- Ted Turner

Few of the many wise apothegms which have been uttered
have prevented a single foolish action.
- Thomas B. Macaulay

You can't expect to hit the jackpot if you don't put
a few nickels in the machine.
- Flip Wilson

I do have a political agenda.
It's to have as few regulations as possible.
- Dan Quayle

History is a gallery of pictures in which there are
few originals and many copies.
- Alexis de Tocqueville

Few men have virtue to withstand the highest bidder.
- George Washington

Analyzing humor is like dissecting a frog.
Few people are interested and the frog dies of it.
- E. B. White

To make a prairie it takes a clover and one bee,
One clover, and a bee, And revery.
The revery alone will do, If bees are few.
- Emily Dickinson

The oppressed are allowed once every few years to decide
which particular representatives of the oppressing
class are to represent and repress them.
- Karl Marx

The artist's world is limitless.
It can be found anywhere, far from where he lives or a few feet away.
It is always on his doorstep.
- Paul Strand

I'm kidding about having only a few dollars.
I might have a few dollars more.
- James Brown

What the country needs are a few labor-making inventions.
- Arnold H. Glasow

The effort to understand the universe is one
of the very few things that lifts human life
a little above the level of farce,
and gives it some of the grace of tragedy.
- Steven Weinberg

Life repeats itself mindlessly -
unless you become mindful, it will go on repeating like a wheel.
That's why Buddhists call it the wheel of life and death,
the wheel of time.
It moves like a wheel: birth is followed by death,
death is followed by birth;
love is followed by hate, hate is followed by love;
success is followed by failure,
failure is followed by success. Just see!
If you can watch just for a few days,
you will see a pattern emerging, a wheel pattern.
One day, a fine morning, you are feeling so good and so happy,
and another day you are so dull,
so dead that you start thinking of committing suicide.
And just the other day you were so full of life,
so blissful that you were feeling thankful to God,
that you were in a mood of deep gratefulness,
and today there is great complaint
and you don't see the point why one should go on living...
And it goes on and on, but you don't see the pattern.
Once you see the pattern, you can get out of it.
- Osho

One merit of poetry few persons will deny:
it says more and in fewer words than prose.
- Voltaire

I get along with guys; most of my friends are guys.
It's easier to trust men sometimes.
I only have a few close girlfriends that I trust.
- Paris Hilton

Few are the giants of the soul that actually feel
that the human race is their family circle.
- Freya Stark

Few delights can equal the presence of one whom we trust utterly.
- George MacDonald

Few people know how to take a walk.
The qualifications are endurance,
plain clothes, old shoes, an eye for nature,
good humor, vast curiosity, good speech,
good silence and nothing too much.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Few people even scratch the surface,
much less exhaust the contemplation of their own experience.
- Randolph Bourne

Before I met my husband, I'd never fallen in love.
I'd stepped in it a few times.
- Rita Rudner

Happiness is perfume, you can't pour it on somebody
else without getting a few drops on yourself.
- James Van Der Zee

Christ was only crucified once and for a few hours.
Think of the hundreds of thousands whom Christ has
been crucifying in a quiet way ever since.
- Samuel Butler

Government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases:
If it moves,
tax it.
If it keeps moving, regulate it.
And if it stops moving, subsidize it.
- Ronald Reagan

If I showed you scripts from my first few movies,
the descriptions of my characters all said 'the ugly girl'.
- Winona Ryder

Look around the inhabited world; how few know their own good,
or knowing it, pursue.
- John Dryden

After so many cases of terror attacks related to Islamic
militancy remaining unresolved in the last few years,
the government has no moral authority to stay in power.
- Sheikh Hasina

Finally, for all of us but a lucky few,
the dream of playing big-time baseball is relinquished
so we can get on with grown-up things.
- John Thorn

A few can touch the magic string, and noisy fame is proud to win them:
Alas for those that never sing,
but die with all their music in them!
- Oliver Wendell Holmes

My greatest strength as a consultant is to be ignorant and ask a few questions.
- Peter Drucker

Everything has been said yet few have taken advantage of it.
Since all our knowledge is essentially banal,
it can only be of value to minds that are not.
- Raoul Vaneigem

Too few rejoice at a friend's good fortune.
- Aeschylus


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