Herbert Read quotes, quotations, poems, phrases, words
famous authors, famous people, famous celebrities
PROFILE | PICTURES | NET WORTH | NEWS | VIDEOS | BIO | | QUOTES
Home > > > Quotes

Quotes / Quotations


Sponsored link:
Herbert Read QUOTES / QUOTATIONS
A man of personality can formulate ideals, but only a man of character can achieve them.
Quotation of Herbert Read
And again I answer that it is only in the degree that the slave is emancipated and the personality differentiated that we can speak of progress.
Quotation of Herbert Read
Art is pattern informed by sensibility.
Quotation of Herbert Read
But the further step, by means of which a civilization is given its quality or culture, is only attained by a process of cellular division, in the course of which the individual is differentiated, made distinct from and independent of the parent group.
Quotation of Herbert Read
Creeds and castes, and all forms of intellectual and emotional grouping, belong to the past.
Quotation of Herbert Read
Freud has shown one thing very clearly: that we only forget our infancy by burying it in the unconscious; and that the problems of this difficult period find their solution under a disguised form in adult life.
Quotation of Herbert Read
I am not a Christian revivalist-I have noreligion to recommend and none to believe in. I merely affirm, on the evidence of the history of civilizations, that a religion is a necessary element in any organic society.
Quotation of Herbert Read
I am not going to claim that modern anarchism has any direct relation to Roman jurisprudence; but I do claim that it has its basis in the laws of nature rather than in the state of nature.
Quotation of Herbert Read
I call religion a natural authority, but it has usually been conceived as a supernatural authority.
Quotation of Herbert Read
I can imagine no society which does not embody some method of arbitration.
Quotation of Herbert Read
I have not the slightest doubt that this form of individuation represents a higher stage in the evolution of mankind.
Quotation of Herbert Read
I know of no better name than Anarchism.
Quotation of Herbert Read
If the individual is a unit in a corporate mass, his life is not merely brutish and short, but dull and mechanical.
Quotation of Herbert Read
In the evolution of mankind there has always been a certain degree of social coherence.
Quotation of Herbert Read
It does not seem that the contradiction which exists between the aristocratic function of art and the democratic structure of modern society can ever be resolved.
Quotation of Herbert Read
It is already clear, after twenty years of socialism in Russia, that if you do not provide your society with a new religion, it will gradually revert to the old one.
Quotation of Herbert Read
It was Nietzsche who first made us conscious of the significance of the individual as a term in the evolutionary process-in that part of the evolutionary process which has still to take place.
Quotation of Herbert Read
Man is everywhere still in chains.
Quotation of Herbert Read
Morality, as has often been pointed out, is antecedent to religion-it even exists in a rudimentary form among animals.
Quotation of Herbert Read
My own early experiences in war led me to suspect the value of discipline, even in that sphere where it is so often regarded as the first essential for success.
Quotation of Herbert Read
Nobody seriously believes in the social philosophies of the immediate past.
Quotation of Herbert Read
Progress is measured by richness and intensity of experience - by a wider and deeper apprehension of the significance and scope of human existence.
Quotation of Herbert Read
Progress is measured by the degree of differentiation within a society.
Quotation of Herbert Read
That is why I believe that art is so much more significant than either economics or philosophy. It is the direct measure of man's spiritual vision.
Quotation of Herbert Read
The assumption is that the right kind of society is an organic being not merely analogous to an organic being, but actually a living structure with appetites and digestions, instincts and passions, intelligence and reason.
Quotation of Herbert Read
The characteristic political attitude of today is not one of positive belief, but of despair.
Quotation of Herbert Read
The earliest records of our species point to group organizations - the primitive horde, nomadic tribes, settlements, communities, cities, nations.
Quotation of Herbert Read
The farther a society progresses, the more clearly the individual becomes the antithesis of the group.
Quotation of Herbert Read
The future unit is the individual, a world in himself, self-contained and self-creative, freely giving and freely receiving, but essentially a free spirit.
Quotation of Herbert Read
The modern work of art, as I have said, is a symbol.
Quotation of Herbert Read
The most general law in nature is equity-the principle of balance and symmetry which guides the growth of forms along the lines of the greatest structural efficiency.
Quotation of Herbert Read
The only sin is ugliness, and if we believed this with all our being, all other activities of the human spirit could be left to take care of themselves.
Quotation of Herbert Read
The point I am making is that in the more primitive forms of society the individual is merely a unit; in more developed forms of society he is an independent personality.
Quotation of Herbert Read
The principle of equity first came into evidence in Roman jurisprudence and was derived by analogy from the physical meaning of the word.
Quotation of Herbert Read
The sense of historical continuity, and a feeling for philosophical rectitude cannot, however, be compromised.
Quotation of Herbert Read
The sensitive artist knows that a bitter wind is blowing.
Quotation of Herbert Read
The slave may be happy, but happiness is not enough.
Quotation of Herbert Read
The worth of a civilization or a culture is not valued in the terms of its material wealth or military power, but by the quality and achievements of its representative individuals - - its philosophers, its poets and its artists.
Quotation of Herbert Read
There are a few people, but a diminishing number, who still believe that Marxism, as an economic system, off era a coherent alternative to capitalism, and socialism has, indeed, triumphed in one country.
Quotation of Herbert Read
These groups within a society can he distinguished according as to whether, like an army or an orchestra, they function as a single body; or whether they are united merely to defend their common interests and otherwise function as separate individuals.
Quotation of Herbert Read
To realize that new world we must prefer the values of freedom and equality above all other values - above personal wealth, technical power and nationalism.
Quotation of Herbert Read
We may be sure that out of the ruins of our capitalist civilization a new religion will emerge,just as Christianity emerged from the ruins of the Roman civilization.
Quotation of Herbert Read
What I do deny is that you can build any enduring society without some such mystical ethos.
Quotation of Herbert Read
You might think that it would he the natural desire of every man to develop as an independent personality, but this does not seem to be true.
Quotation of Herbert Read