Our intellect, however, no matter how independent of the past it may behave in science and technology, is ever renewed and consecrated by the consciousness of its connection with the mind of the remotest times and civilization. Indeed, it gets to know itself and value its lofty nature only through comparison with that which it, […]Read more "Our Intellect and the Eternally Unchanging"
At our universities, the historians like to dump the Ancient History course in the lap of philologists, and vice versa. Here and there it is treated like a poor old relation whom it would be a disgrace to let go to ruin entirely. But with the public at large antiquity is completely out of fashion, […]Read more "Why Today’s ‘Educated Man’ Can No Longer Understand Antiquity"
No one should ever judge what they do so positively or as having been done so well that they become so casual or self- confident in their actions that their reason grows lazy or slumbers. But they should always elevate themselves with the twin faculties of reason and will, thus activating the very best in […]Read more "On Constant Effort in Spiritual Progress"
“History is the record of what one age finds worthy of note in another.” – Jacob BurckhardtRead more "History; Worthy of Note"
Graceful as dancer’s arabesque and bow, Our lives appear serene and without stress, A gentle dance around pure nothingness To which we sacrifice the here and now. Our dreams are lovely and our game is bright, So finely tuned, with many artful turns, But deep beneath the tranquil surface burns Longing for blood, barbarity, and […]Read more "But Secretly We Thirst…"