Irving Babbitt Quotes and its meanings

Irving Babbitt has written on many topics. Some of the topics he has discussed most are as follows;

Failure Faith Future Happiness Knowledge Leadership Peace Power Romantic Science Society Sympathy

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  • To harmonize the One with the Many, this is indeed a difficult adjustment, perhaps the most difficult of all, and so important, withal, that nations have perished from their failure to achieve it.
  • A person who has sympathy for mankind in the lump, faith in its future progress, and desire to serve the great cause of this progress, should be called not a humanist, but a humanitarian, and his creed may be designated as humanitarianism.
  • Act strenuously, would appear to be our faith, and right thinking will take care of itself.
  • The democratic idealist is prone to make light of the whole question of standards and leadership because of his unbounded faith in the plain people.
  • Tell him, on the contrary, that he needs, in the interest of his own happiness, to walk in the path of humility and self-control, and he will be indifferent, or even actively resentful.
  • Since every man desires happiness, it is evidently no small matter whether he conceives of happiness in terms of work or of enjoyment.
  • The humanitarian lays stress almost solely upon breadth of knowledge and sympathy.
  • Perhaps as good a classification as any of the main types is that of the three lusts distinguished by traditional Christianity - the lust of knowledge, the lust of sensation, and the lust of power.
  • For behind all imperialism is ultimately the imperialistic individual, just as behind all peace is ultimately the peaceful individual.
  • We must not, however, be like the leaders of the great romantic revolt who, in their eagerness to get rid of the husk of convention, disregarded also the humane aspiration.