Quotation by Thomas Mann

Democracy is timelessly human, and timelessness always implies a certain amount of potential youthfulness.
Thomas Mann (1875–1955), German author, critic. Originally published in English as a fragmentary version in Reader's Digest, vol. 33, Pleasantville, New York (1939). The Coming Victory of Democracy, p. 14, trans. by Agnes E. Meyer, Knopf (1938).

Text of Thomas Mann's lectures given during his coast-to- coast lecture tour of the United States, Feb-May 1939.
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