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Mein Kamp Quotes

Mein Kamp Quotes

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Quotes from Adolf Hitler's Mein Kampf (my Struggle) that are not racist, a littel inspirational, and which make the evil genious seem human, almost.
Quotes from Adolf Hitler's Mein Kampf (my Struggle) that are not racist, a littel inspirational, and which make the evil genious seem human, almost.

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Published by: weird john on Aug 02, 2011
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Here I distinguish between the wisdom of old age, which, as the result of the experiences of along life, is of value only in the form of a greater thoroughness and carefulness as contrastedwith the genius of youth whose inexhaustible fertility pours forth thoughts and ideas without being able to digest them because of their abundance. Youth furnishes the building material andthe plans for the future; maturity takes and cuts the stones and constructs the building, providedthe so-called wisdom of old age has not suffocated the genius of youth. Mein Kampf, Vol. I.Page 30.Reading, furthermore, is not a purpose in itself, but a means to an end. It should serve, first of all, to fill in the frame which Is formed by the talents and abilities of the individual; thus readinghas to furnish the tools and the building material which the individual needs for his profession,no matter whether it serves only the primitive purpose of making a living or whether it presents ahigher vocation; secondly, reading has to give a general picture of the world. In both cases it isnecessary that the content of what has been read is registered in the mind, not according to thesequence in the book, or according to the sequence in which the books are read, but that, like thesmall pieces of a mosaic, it is put into the place where it belongs, thus tude of steadfastness. Theutmost dignity is accorded to bodily training, not for reasons of health, but as a direct expressionof the preferred "mode of life." . . . Amidst a culture that has become too inward, too spiritual,athletics restore the principle of "visibleness." Our conditions of life must be simplified; we shallhave to resort to the elemental forces in our people helping to complete the general picture of theworld in the mind of the reader. Otherwise, the result will be a terrible muddle of things learned,and this is not only of little value, but it also makes its unfortunate possessor presumptuous andvain. For now he thinks in all sincerity that he is 'educated'; he thinks he knows life and hasknowledge; whereas in reality, with each new contribution to this 'educN1' he is more and moreestranged from the world, till frequently he ends in a sanatorium, or as a 'politicianinin in parliament. Such a person will never succeed in finding, in an hour of need, the right thing in themedley of his 'knowledge1' as his mental ballast is not arranged according to the course of life, but in the order in which he has read the books and in which their contents are arranged in hismind. If Fate in his daily demands of life were always to remind him of the right use of thatwhich he has once read, then it would also have to remind him of each book and the pagenumber or else the poor devil in all eternity would never find the right thing. But since it doesnot do this, these extraordinarily wise men are terribly embarrassed at critical moments and seek frantically for analogies, and then, of course, they are dead certain to chance upon the wrongrecipe. If this were not so, we should not be able to understand the political achievements of our learned heroes in the highest government positions, unless we decided that they had pathologicalinclinations instead of infamous villainy. When studying a book, a magazine, or a pamphlet,those who master this art of reading will immediately pick out that which in their opinion issuitable for them because it serves their purposes or is generally worth knowing and therefore to be remembered forever. As soon as the knowledge so gained finds its due place in the one or theother existing picture of this or that thing which imagination has created, it will act as acorrective or as a supplement, thus enhancing its truth or its clarity. When life suddenly presentssome question to be examined or answered, then this manner of reading will immediately takethe already existing picture as a standard, and from it it will take all the single contributions tothis question which have been collected during past decades, and submit them to the intellect for examination and reconsideration till the question is clarified or answered. It is only in thisfashion that reading is of use and has meaning. A public speaker, for instance, who does not in
this way supply his intelligence with the necessary support will never, in case of contradiction, be able to present his opinion convincingly, no matter whether it may correspond a thousandtimes to truth or reality. His memory will shamefully desert him in all discussions; he willneither find supporting arguments for his contentions, nor will he find such with which toconfound his adversary. This may be all very well if it only concerns a public speaker and onlyhis own personal reputation is involved, but things take a bad turn when Fate appoints such a'know-it-alls who is really a know-nothing, the head of a State. Mein Kamp Vol I. Page 46-49.Ultimate wisdom always consists in understanding the instinctive causes that is: a man mustnever fall into the madness of believing that he has really risen to be lord and master over Naturewhich is so easily induced by the conceit of half-education" but must understand the fundamentalnecessity of Nature's rule, and realize how much his existence is subject to these laws of eternalcombat and upward struggle. Then he will sense that in a universe where planets revolve aroundsuns, and moons turn about planets, where force alone forever masters weakness, compelling itto be an obedient servant or else crushing it, there can be no special laws for man. For him, too,the eternal principles of this ultimate wisdom hold sway. He can try to grasp them; but escapethem, never. I: 10When man tries to rebel against the iron logic of Nature, he comes into conflict with principles towhich he himself owes his existence as man. And so his action against Nature must lead to hisown downfall. I: 11Here too, of course, Nature can be mocked for a certain time, but her revenge will not fail toappear. It just takes time to manifest itself, or rather, it is often recognized too late by man. I: 10Eternal Nature inexorably avenges the infringement of her commands. I: 2This planet once moved through space for millions of years without human beings, and it can doso again some day if men forget that they owe their higher existence, not to the ideas of a fewcrazy ideologues, but to the knowledge and ruthless application of Nature's iron-clad laws. I: 11It is life alone that all things must serve. I: 8For the will of God gave men their form, their being and their abilities. He who destroys Hiswork declares war upon the creation of the Lord and upon the divine W. II: 10He who dares to lay hands upon the highest image of the Lord blasphemes against the benevolentcreator of this miracle and contributes to the expulsion from paradise. II: 1The instinct to preserve one's own kind is the first cause for the formation of human communities. . . I: 4The question of instilling national pride in a people is, among other things, primarily a questionof creating healthy social conditions as a basis for the possibility of educating the individual. For only those who through school and upbringing learn to know the cultural, economic, but aboveall the political greatness of their own fatherland can and will acquire inner pride in the privilegeof belonging to such a people. I: 2
Social activity must never and on no account see its task in inane welfare schemes, as ridiculousas they are useless, but rather in the elimination of basic deficiencies in the organization of our economic and cultural life that must or in any event can lead to the debasement of the individual.I: 2Social endeavor . . . can raise no claim whatsoever to gratitude, since its function is not todispense favors but to restore rights. I: 2Indeed, the possibility of preserving a healthy farming community as a foundation for the wholenation can never be valued highly enough. Many of our present-day woes are simply the resultof an unhealthy relationship between our rural and city population. A solid stock of small andmoderate-size farmers has at all times been the best defense against social ills such as we possesstoday. I: 4The evaluation of a man must be based on the manner in which he fulfills the task entrusted tohim by the community. For the activity which an individual performs is not the purpose of hisexistence, but merely a means towards it. It is more important that he develop and ennoblehimself as a man; but this he can only do within the framework of his cultural community, whichmust always rest upon the foundation of a state. He must make his contribution to the preservation of this foundation. The form of this contribution is determined by Nature; his dutyis simply to return to the racial community with honest effort what it has given him. He whodoes this deserves the highest esteem and the highest respect. II: 2Honest work, no matter of what kind, is never a disgrace. I: 2The purest idealism is unconsciously equivalent to the deepest knowledge. I: 11How necessary it is to keep realizing that idealism does not represent a superfluous expression of sentiment, but that in truth it has been, is, and always will be the premise for what we call humanculture yes, that it alone created the concept, It is to this innerattitude that the Aryan owes his position in the world, and to it the world owes man. For it alone formed from pure spirit thecreative force which, by a unique pairing of the brutal fist and intellectual genius, created themonuments of human culture. I: 11Without his idealistic attitude all, even the most brilliant faculties of the mind, would remainmere intellect as such outward appearance without inner worth, and never creative force. Butsince true idealism is nothing more than the subordination of the interests and life of theindividual to the greater whole and in turn is the precondition for the creation of organizationalforms of all kinds it corresponds in its innermost depths to the ultimate will of Nature. It aloneleads men to a voluntary recognition of the privilege of force and strength, and thus makes them particles of that Order which shapes and forms the entire universe. I: 11As soon as egoism becomes the ruler of a people, the bands of order are loosened and in the pursuit of their own happiness men fall from heaven into a real hell. I: 1

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