Giulio Cesare Andrea Evola
b. May 19, 1898 – d. June 11, 1974
May 19, 2009 marks the 111th anniversary of Julius Evola's birth.
Some quotes to remember him on his birthday:
"Pure action does not mean blind action. The rule is to care nothing for the consequences to the shifting, individualistic feelings, but not in ignorance of the objective conditions that action must take into account in order to be as perfect as possible, and so as not to be doomed to failure from the start. One may not succeed: that is secondary, but it should not be owing to defective knowledge of everything concerning the conditions of efficacy, which generally comprise causality, the relations of cause to effect, and the law of concordant actions and reactions."
— Julius Evola, Ride the Tiger
p. 71 Chapter XI, Acting Without Desire, The Casual Law
"There are still men who do not belong to this modern world, and whom nothing in this world could lead astray, exalt or humiliate—men who despite all are ready to fight this world with all their strength, as soon the hour to do so strikes."
— Julius Evola, Heathen Imperialism
p.146 Chapter V, Our European Symbol
"Before the vision of the Iron Age, Hesiod exclaimed: 'May I have not been born in it!' But Hesiod, after all, was a Pelasagic spirit, unaware of a higher vocation. For other natures there is a different truth; to them applies the teaching that was also known in the East: although the Kali Yuga is an age of great destructions, those who live during it and manage to remain standing may achieve fruits that were not easily achieved by men living in other ages."
— Julius Evola, Revolt Against the Modern World
p. 366 Chapter 38, Conclusion