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  • Title: Lecture: Younger Generation: Cover Sheet
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  • Title: Lecture: Younger Generation: Contents
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  • Title: Lecture: Younger Generation: Preface
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    • sight. Uncountable remedies have been offered, and self-appointed
    • understand the necessity for self-education as the preliminary to all
  • Title: Lecture: Younger Generation: Lecture I
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    • this friend met me in the street, I said to myself that if I had to
    • will not pursue it further. Goethe himself and what he brought to
    • notice what has insinuated itself in a dreadful way into every domain
    • himself.
    • them. But thus a man shuts himself off in the most rigorous way from
    • generation. This older generation expressed itself in words; you
    • could only hear clichés. An unsocial element presented itself
    • this older generation there also presented itself the impotence of
    • nineteenth century. And so what presented itself could not speak to
    • Nature herself works according to artistic impulses? If it were so,
    • this if, in spite of the years piling up, one has not allowed oneself
    • that has connected itself with it. The words Goethe really spoke are
  • Title: Lecture: Younger Generation: Lecture II
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    • non-human was going about among men, calling itself “Objective
    • the nineteenth century it showed itself through a particular
    • I no longer dare to show myself. I have to go about bashfully.
    • Objective science prides itself on having nothing of the ‘philo’
    • words of Faust, the “All,” but it presented itself as a
    • something must be got out of the human being himself.
    • they are thought to be by modern scholars. Homer felt himself a kind
    • is human out of himself. This has been the challenge since the
    • feel? It would feel cut off, dried up; it would no longer feel itself
    • inform himself about it accurately. A calculation is made and it is
    • experience which comes wholly from out of the human being himself. As
    • how can he awaken himself? Zealous spirits among growing humanity —
    • light today into the souls of the young. It expresses itself in the
    • genuinely human might be found in them, has surrounded itself with a
    • powers. Modern youth, when it understands itself, is demanding to be
    • willing to concern itself with the earthly. But since the fifteenth
    • The awakening must be sought within the human being himself, in the
  • Title: Lecture: Younger Generation: Lecture III
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    • sleeping consciousness can he work upon himself. And in olden times
    • and which has entrenched itself in civilization the farther west we
    • not impress the oriental at all; he despises it. But he himself has
    • at ease if he had to transfer himself into the thinking of the Vedas.
    • being. During the period when he has to build himself up, when he is
    • did this in one of my last Oxford lectures, and to make myself quite
    • confine itself to the unreal, abstract concepts he loves — for
    • himself believe if he wants to give his faith a reasonable content.
  • Title: Lecture: Younger Generation: Lecture IV
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    • age expresses itself in what the philosophers say. No one will
    • itself in German culture in a most tragic way. We need only mention
    • was not a personality to shut himself off from the general culture.
    • he said to himself: “If I am true to myself, I cannot have any
    • although not expressed in these words. Anyone who has steeped himself
    • finally what has arisen has become instinct, has recast itself as
    • often said to himself: Here is someone who says, I am an enthusiast
    • and eighties. He said to himself: People talk about all sorts of
    • found himself facing the “Nothingness” at the end of the
    • show what Nietzsche's view became. He said to himself: There
    • laughed at himself.)
    • century, yet it was already there earlier, in a form that made itself
    • himself in what came from these thoughts about evolution he
    • on. But time and again Nietzsche himself abandoned his own views.
    • himself as a destroyer of the old ideas. It was really very
    • materialism is in itself of the nature of the empty phrase, and no
    • man, man will not find himself.
    • find oneself is only possible if man will honestly confess:
    • what the speaker really feels. The empty phrase over-reaches itself
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  • Title: Lecture: Younger Generation: Lecture V
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    • within himself independently of external life the impetus to action.
    • strike directly into the thinking itself. But the lightning-flash of
    • embryonic state of physical development something unites itself with
    • in this connection the following presents itself quite clearly to our
    • it were itself something living. We must go back to what was the
    • intellectual thinking presents itself as dead. People naturally will
    • say: “Prove this for us.” It proves itself in the very
    • earlier time. But upon sound reflection I must say to myself: “This
    • itself to what was external. Natural science became increasingly pure
    • what is dead avails himself of what is merely a machine within him,
    • thinking preserved the forces of growth within itself far beyond
  • Title: Lecture: Younger Generation: Lecture VI
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    • physical human body, has united itself with the physical human body.
    • know thyself!” This saying, “Man, know thyself “is
    • what lies in the words “Man, know thyself!” expresses
    • widest sense. Man himself, moving as a living being through the world
    • own being and know: Within thyself lies the solution of this cosmic
    • mystery. “Man, know thyself and thou knowest the world I.”
    • being himself. Yet in the sentence, “Man, know thyself!”
    • self-acquired moral intuitions, of which I spoke yesterday, have to
    • submits himself is that no inner satisfaction is gained from
    • the aspect of the social life, the matter presents itself
    • pre-earthly world of soul and spirit. We observe, revealing itself
    • religiousness, into a religiousness that expresses itself directly in
    • must I release in myself to look rightly upon those who are coming
  • Title: Lecture: Younger Generation: Lecture VII
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    • he devotes himself to knowledge is something that lights up in him or
    • antiquated, in steeping oneself in what is moral, writing about it,
    • men of knowledge. I do not know if others as old as myself have had
    • conversations and say to oneself: Now we shall be able to discuss,
    • no reason for me to know what he is only now reading for himself. He
    • doesn't know it himself, otherwise he wouldn't be so
    • does not mean merely to lose oneself in phantastic mysticism and to
    • means in the face of life itself to speak about actual realities. We
    • than by man permeating himself with something not of this earth. Not
    • itself quench this thirst for air; it has to allow for the air to
    • to be in harmony, that does not come only out of himself like the
    • what belongs to present and future ages must link itself with older
    • an awakening force in knowledge itself.
  • Title: Lecture: Younger Generation: Lecture VIII
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    • a true self-knowledge, we will study the human being more from
    • thought-world out of himself.
    • extraordinary interest to steep oneself, from this point of view, in
    • spiritual world which expressed itself in the acceptance of thought
    • from Nature. Kepler felt himself to be partly an Initiate, and for
    • immerse oneself in the progress human thought has made through such a
    • man as Kepler. But one is more deeply stirred when one steeps oneself
    • within human life itself? — these leaders condemned as
    • you only give yourself up to that passive thinking so specially loved today,
    • create a movement where the infant would believe himself able to draw
    • nourishment out of himself and not from his mother's breast.
  • Title: Lecture: Younger Generation: Lecture IX
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    • itself, as we understand it today, is a special characteristic of the
    • regarded as something sacred. A man would have reproached himself
    • quite unintelligible. But at that time it was self-understood that
    • itself. It has been put for a long time, for decades, but human
    • does not limit itself to the forces presumed to exist by physics and
    • against man. Everything depends upon the human being to free himself
  • Title: Lecture: Younger Generation: Lecture X
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    • sacrificial fire, kindled from Nature herself.
    • word itself only arose later — had they not noticed externally
    • tremendous vivacity. Eduard von Hartmann told me this himself.
    • experienced. Whoever observes himself can recognize the seven-yearly
    • inwardly train himself to observe, these epochs from the thirtieth
    • external stimuli keeps himself going. Do you think that if things
    • actually set going of itself what the Yoga exercises have striven for
    • activity of the will it wrenches itself free first from the breast
    • says this because it would be too absurd, and life itself refutes
    • able to do oneself. Thus no opposition is aroused because it is felt
    • that one would destroy oneself by opposing.
    • young person said to himself: The old man with his snow-white hair
    • future, which must be received by each generation into itself, must
  • Title: Lecture: Younger Generation: Lecture XI
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    • outside man's head, if I may so express myself, the desire to
    • to the human being from the world were to pour itself into the head,
    • glutton. In the grown man the head claims all taste for itself. The
    • insatiability. The head in return for giving itself up to learning to
    • speak reserves for itself the pleasures of tasting. Even as regards
    • has the child lived itself into the adults around him that what he
    • for science confines itself to what is the same for all human beings.
    • himself. But because of this there can come about an individual,
    • human beings — what does not lend it self to be grasped in
    • predestined to become cleverer than he is himself. Now our task of
    • existence. Then it is really the child who educates himself through
    • through our own behavior the child can educate himself. We send the
    • attracts or repels others in a human being actually veils itself in a
    • get through to man as a whole — our head culture sets itself
    • that time he would certainly have lost himself! There is too little
  • Title: Lecture: Younger Generation: Lecture XII
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    • itself to their senses was at the same time spiritual. Naturally,
    • she does not breathe in but works within herself by shutting out the
    • say: During the summer the earth sleeps, gives herself up to the
    • content, is of the nature of gesture, of surface; it expresses itself
    • of intellectualism that spreads itself around us, and within which
    • about what he considers right. But education does not allow itself to
    • been young oneself we penetrate to the ego — only then can
    • at the idea. Finally one of them pulled himself together and said:
    • State will have found its best constitution when it makes itself
    • lifeblood of the soul which pours itself actively into his physical
  • Title: Lecture: Younger Generation: Lecture XIII
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    • penetrating way. Mankind has worked itself up to the most abstract
    • in man because he had united himself with this life.
    • most potent factor in modern civilization. Man feels himself
    • difficulty could man protect himself from having his innermost life
    • zoology, history, out of every science — saw himself confronted
    • realms into our earthly realm. He does not force himself upon us.
    • pushes himself forward, demanding the highest authority. The
    • itself to the true educator as coming forth from the young, growing
    • into a living content of this world. The Christ Himself came down to
    • itself by older and younger generations having something to say to



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