Reinhold Niebuhr: “One of the most pathetic aspects of human history”

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“One of the most pathetic aspects of human history is that every civilization expresses itself most pretentiously, compounds its partial and universal values most convincingly, and claims immortality for its finite existence at the very moment when the decay which leads to death has already begun.”

Reinhold Niebuhr

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