Wednesday, February 29, 2012

retro-quotes: a series of germane remarks, by others, plucked from all over the place, and from all over the time - #22

"Now, what purpose is served for contemporary man by the monumental consideration of the past, by busying himself with the classics and rarities of earlier times? He derives from that the fact that the greatness which was once there at all events once was possible and therefore will really be possible once again."

---Friedrich Nietzche, On the Use and Abuse of History for Life, 1873

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