Man’s Vein of Veneration

“Goethe says somewhere that man is not without a vein of veneration. To satisfy this impulse to venerate, even in those who have no sense for what is really worthy, substitutes are provided in the shape of princes and princely families, nobles, titles, orders, and money-bags.”

Schopenhauer {p.73, Posthumous Papers, Selected and Translated by T. Bailey Saunders, 1896}

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~ by Thanatologist on 2009-03-01.

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