Quote of the Day: Epochs and Empires Crumble

However well founded an order may be, it always rests in part on a voluntary faith in it, a faith that, in fact, always marks the spot where new growth begins, as in a plant; once this unaccountable and uninsurable faith is used up, epochs and empires crumble no differently from business concerns when they lose their credit.

Robert Musil, The Man Without Qualities, (Wilkins/Pike trans.), p. 575.

2 thoughts on “Quote of the Day: Epochs and Empires Crumble

  1. If you really want to experience some proper panic, try working in the city of London. In an economy that was mainly built on 120% mortgages, jobs are vanishing in the thousands on a daily basis. Even the bankers are getting depressed.

    Sometimes it’s good to be working in the public sector while around you the market explodes.

    FB

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