“Our period now drawing to a close has had a tragedy: the mistaking of truth—and its isolation from—goodness. The isolation of truth is the suicide of the intellect. Rationalism destroys itself.” (1946)
“Science is only concerned with the truth of present expediently.
“Art extends that truth back in time into permanent beauty materially.
“Religion projects that truth forward in time into eternal goodness spiritually.” (1961)
“Expediency is the science of the relative
Sanctity and beauty, the art of the absolute.” (1955)
“It’s difficult to imagine anyone having a clearer idea of his calling in life than Carl Schmitt.”