Otto Kahn, fully Otto Hermann Kahn

Otto
Kahn, fully Otto Hermann Kahn
1867
1934

German Investment Banker, Collector, Philanthropist and Patron of the Arts

Author Quotes

The deadliest foe of democracy is not autocracy but liberty frenzied. Liberty is not foolproof. For its beneficent working it demands self-restraint, a sane and clear recognition of the practical and attainable, and of the fact that there are laws of nature which are beyond our power to change.

As so often before, liberty has been wounded in the house of its friends. Liberty in the wild and freakish hands of fanatics has once more, as frequently in the past, proved the effective helpmate of autocracy and the twin-brother of tyranny.

The path we have chosen for the present is full of hazards, as all paths are... The cost of freedom is always high, but Americans have always paid it. And one path we shall never choose, and that is the path of surrender, or submission.

Author Picture
First Name
Otto
Last Name
Kahn, fully Otto Hermann Kahn
Birth Date
1867
Death Date
1934
Bio

German Investment Banker, Collector, Philanthropist and Patron of the Arts