The intellect, like all cultural values, has created an aristocracy based on the possession of rational culture and independent of all personal ethical qualities of man. The aristocracy of intellect is hence an unbrotherly aristocracy. - Max Weber (Religious Rejections of the World and Their Directions Quotes)

The intellect, like all cultural values, has created an aristocracy based on the possession of rational culture and independent of all personal ethical qualities of man. The aristocracy of intellect is hence an unbrotherly aristocracy.[Wie alle Kulturwerte, so schuf dabei auch der Intellekt eine von allen persönlichen ethischen Qualitäten der Menschen unabhängige, also unbrüderliche Aristokratie des rationalen Kulturbesitzes.]

Source:From Max Weber: Essays in Sociology (Oxford University Press, ed. 1946), Part III. Religion, Chapter XIII. Religious Rejections of the World and Their Directions, Page 354
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