Quotation by Max Weber

The fate of our times is characterized by rationalization and intellectualization and, above all, by the "disenchantment of the world." Precisely the ultimate and most sublime values have retreated from public life either into the transcendental realm of mystic life or into the brotherliness of direct and personal human relations. It is not accidental that our greatest art is intimate and not monumental.
Max Weber (1864–1920), German sociologist. repr. in Essays in Sociology, eds. H.H. Gerth and C. Wright Mills (1946). "Science as a Vocation," (1919).
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