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German Flyer: Rotterdam, we destroy in two hours.
Mrs. Miniver: There were thousands killed. Innocent people.
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As one who knows many things, the humanist loves the world precisely because of its manifold nature and the opposing forces in it ...
But in the intellectual world, there is room for all opposing forces: even that which never appears victorious in the real world c ...
Nothing that has ever been thought and said with a clear mind and pure ethical strength is totally in vain; even if it comes from ...
Only that which points the human spirit beyond its own limitations into what is universally human gives the individual strength su ...
He who has been impoverished for a long time ... who has long stood before the door of the mighty in darkness and begged for alms, ...
Erasmus was the light of his century; others were its strength: he lighted the way; others knew how to walk on it while he himself ...
Every epoch which seeks renewal first projects its ideal into a human form. In order to comprehend its own essence tangibly, the s ...
The organic fundamental error of humanism was that it desired to educate the common people (on whom it looked down) from its lofty ...
Of course, in the reality of history, the Machiavellian view which glorifies the principle of violence has been able to dominate. ...
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