Quotation by Thomas Mann

We, when we sow the seeds of doubt deeper than the most up-to- date and modish free-thought has ever dreamed of doing, we well know what we are about. Only out of radical skepsis, out of moral chaos, can the Absolute spring, the anointed Terror of which the time has need.
Thomas Mann (1875–1955), German author, critic. Leo Naphta, in "Hysterica Passio," ch. 7, The Magic Mountain (1924).
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