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Johan Huizinga
December 7, 1872 - February 1, 1945
Nationality: Dutch
Category: Historian

The susceptibility of the average modern to pictorial suggestion enables advertising to exploit his lessened power of judgment.


In Europe art has to a large degree taken the place of religion. In America it seems rather to be science.


Life is made too easy. Mankind's moral fibre is giving way under the softening influence of luxury.


History can predict nothing except that great changes in human relationships will never come about in the form in which they have been anticipated.


History is the interpretation of the significance that the past has for us.


Do you know anything that in all its innocence is more humiliating than the funny pages of a Sunday newspaper in America?


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