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   Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations.  1989.
 
 
NUMBER:697
AUTHOR:Max Weber (1881–1961)
QUOTATION:The nation is burdened with the heavy curse on those who come afterwards. The generation before us was inspired by an activism and a naive enthusiasm, which we cannot rekindle, because we confront tasks of a different kind from those which our fathers faced.
ATTRIBUTION:MAX WEBER, address to convention of the Verein für Socialpolitik, Germany, 1893.—Reinhard Bendix, Max Weber, p. 53 (1960).
SUBJECTS:Future
 
 
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