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Saturday, February 7, 2009

A Quote on higher education by Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (1844 – 1900) FROM centretruths.com

"All higher education belongs to the exceptions alone: one must be privileged to have a right to so high a privilege. Great and fine things can never be common property: pulchrum est paucorum hominum. [beauty is for the few] - What is the cause of the decline of German culture? That 'higher education' is no longer a privilege - the democratism of 'culture' made 'universal' and common.... Not to overlook the fact that military privileges absolutely compel too great attendance at higher schools, which means their ruin. - No-one is any longer free in present-day Germany to give his children a noble education: our 'higher' schools are one and all adjusted - as regards their teachers, their curricula and their instructional aims - to the most dubious mediocrity. And there reigns everywhere an indecent haste, as if something has been neglected if the young man of twenty-three is not yet 'finished and ready', does not yet know the answer to the 'chief question': which calling?"

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