Quotation by Robert Musil

What characterizes and defines our intellectual situation is precisely the wealth of contents that can no longer be mastered, the swollen facticity of knowledge (including moral facts), the spilling out of experience over the surfaces of nature, the impossibility of achieving an overview, the chaos of things that cannot be denied. We will perish from this, or overcome it by becoming a spiritually stronger type of human being.
Robert Musil (1880–1942), Austrian author. Mind and Experience. Notes for Readers Who Have Eluded the Decline of the West, first published in Der Neue Merkur, March 1921, a critical review essay on Oswald Spengler's widely read Decline of the West, Robert Musil, Precision and Soul. Essays and Addresses, p. 137, ed. and trans. by Burton Pike and David S. Luft, Chicago: University of Chicago Press (1990).
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