Irving Babbitt Quotes & Sayings

34 most famous Irving Babbitt quotes and sayings (critic). These are the first 10 quotes we have.

Irving Babbitt Quotes
“The industrial revolution has tended to produce everywhere great urban masses that seem to be increasingly careless of ethical standards.”
“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.”
Irving Babbitt Quotes
“For behind all imperialism is ultimately the imperialistic individual, just as behind all peace is ultimately the peaceful individual.”
Irving Babbitt Quotes
“A man needs to look, not down, but up to standards set so much above his ordinary self as to make him feel that he is himself spiritually the underdog.”
Irving Babbitt Quotes
“The human mind, if it is to keep its sanity, must maintain the nicest balance between unity and plurality.”
Irving Babbitt Quotes
“The humanitarian lays stress almost solely upon breadth of knowledge and sympathy.”
Irving Babbitt Quotes
“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.”
Irving Babbitt Quotes
“An American of the present day reading his Sunday newspaper in a state of lazy collapse is one of the most perfect symbols of the triumph of quantity over quality that the world has yet seen.”
Irving Babbitt Quotes
“Democracy is now going forth on a crusade against imperialism.”
Irving Babbitt Quotes
“If we are to have such a discipline we must have standards, and to get our standards under existing conditions we must have criticism.”

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