|Born||Oswald Arnold Gottfried Spengler
29 May 1880
Blankenburg, Duchy of Brunswick, German Empire
|Died||8 May 1936
Munich, Bavaria, Nazi Germany
|Alma mater||University of Munich
University of Berlin
University of Halle
|Era||20th century philosophy|
|Philosophy of history|
This is our purpose: to make as meaningful as possible this life that has been bestowed upon us; to live in such a way that we may be proud of ourselves; to act in such a way that some part of us lives on.
If few can stand a long war without deterioration of soul, none can stand a long peace.
There is no proletarian, not even a Communist movement, that has not operated in the interests of money, and for the time being permitted by money – and that without the idealists among its leaders having the slightest suspicion of the fact.
I maintain that many an inventor, many a diplomat, many a financier is a sounder philosopher than all those who practice the dull craft of experimental psychology.