"History does not merely touch on language, but takes place in it."
"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall."Theodor Adorno on Confucius
"The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew."Theodor Adorno on Abraham Lincoln
"A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history."Theodor Adorno on Mahatma Gandhi
"The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much it is whether we provide enough for those who have little."Theodor Adorno on Franklin D. Roosevelt
"I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past."Theodor Adorno on Thomas Jefferson
"In the age of the individual's liquidation, the question of individuality must be raised anew."
"True thoughts are those alone which do not understand themselves."
"No harm comes to man from outside alone: dumbness is the objective spirit."
"Art is magic delivered from the lie of being truth."
"The task of art today is to bring chaos into order."