Julius Evola was an Italian philosopher and traditionalist thinker, who was heavily influential in the development of the New Right.

Born into a wealthy family in 1898, Evola soon became disenchanted with bourgeois life and began to explore Traditionalist and spiritual concepts.

In the early 1920s he met Rene Guenon, who introduced him to the ideas of the Traditionalists – a school of thought that sought to preserve pre-modern spiritual values.

Evola soon became a leading light of the Traditionalist movement himself, writing extensively on topics such as metaphysics, spirituality, esotericism, race and culture.

He also developed his own unique philosophy, which he dubbed “Traditionalism.”

In 1951 Evola published “The Revolt Against The Modern World”, which would become one of his most famous and influential works.

In the book, Evola argued that modernity was a threat to humanity, and that the West had become decadent and corrupt.

You will find below a curated collection of the best ‘Julius Evola’ quotes that you can read and share with others.


Best Julius Evola Quotes

I see nothing but a world of ruins, where a kind of front line is possible only in the catacombs. ~ Julius Evola.

Let us repeat this: inner action must precede all other action. ~ Julius Evola.

My principles are only those that, before the French Revolution, every well-born person considered sane and normal. ~ Julius Evola.

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No idea is as absurd as the idea of progress. ~ Julius Evola.

The Americans are the living refutation of the Cartesian axiom, I think, therefore I am: Americans do not think, yet they are. ~ Julius Evola.

The traditional sacred king was himself of a divine nature and the ‘gods’ were his peers; he was, like them, of ‘celestial’ stock, he had the same blood as they; he was thus a centre, an affirmative, free, and cosmic principle. ~ Julius Evola.

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It is a sign of regression when pleasure begins to be considered as the highest principle. ~ Julius Evola.

Wisdom is an absolute positivism which regards only what can be grasped by direct experience as real, and everything else as unreal, abstract, and illusory. ~ Julius Evola.

In America any inventor who discovers some new tool that will improve production will always win more social approval and acknowledgement than the traditional type of the intellectual; moreover, anything that is profit, reality or action in the material sense of the word will always be valued more than anything that may derive from a line of aristocratic dignity. ~ Julius Evola.

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In the idea we recognize our true homeland. ~ Julius Evola.

The overall Hindu view concerning the practice of authentic yoga may be summarized with these words: Very few are qualified for yoga, and even fewer are those who succeed in it. ~ Julius Evola.

Those who harbour illusions about the possibility of a purely political struggle and the power of this or that formula or system, with no new human quality as its exact counterpart, have learned no lessons from the past. ~ Julius Evola.

Be radical, have principles, be absolute, be that which the bourgeoisie calls an extremist: give yourself without counting or calculating, don’t accept what they call ‘the reality of life’ and act in such a way that you won’t be accepted by that kind of ‘life’, never abandon the principle of struggle. ~ Julius Evola.

The legionary spirit is that fire of one who will choose the hardest road, who will fight to the death even when all is already lost. ~ Julius Evola.

Top Julius Evola Quotes

The supreme nobility of a Roman emperor does not consist in being a master of slaves, but in being a lord of free men, who loves freedom even in those who serve him. ~ Julius Evola.

We will enter into a new phase in which the Leviathan, so to speak, will become the body formed to make possible the incarnation and the manifestation of a principle and a higher order: with that, the collectivistic and irrational aspect of the principle of totalitarianism and authority will be surpassed and will again implement a type of truly spiritual and traditional hierarchical organization. ~ Julius Evola.

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The blood of heroes is closer to the Lord than the ink of scholars and the prayers of the pious. ~ Julius Evola.

When an ascesis is understood as a technique for the conscious creation of a force that can be applied, in the first place, at any level, then the disciplines taught by the doctrine of awakening can be recognized as those that incorporate the highest degree of crystallinity and independence. ~ Julius Evola.

Neither pleasure nor pain should enter as motives when one must do what must be done. ~ Julius Evola.

A woman who is perfectly woman is superior to a man who is imperfectly man, just as a farmer who is faithful to his land and performs his work perfectly is superior to a king who cannot do his own work. ~ Julius Evola.

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Julius Evola was interested in the idea of a "pure" and "authentic" form of life. He thought that society had become too modern and too complex, and that people had lost touch with their true nature. He believed that people could reconnect with their authentic selves by returning to traditional values and rituals.

Everybody enjoys the freedom he deserves, which is measured by the stature and dignity of his person or by his function, and not by the abstract and elementary fact of merely being a ‘human being’ or a ‘citizen’. ~ Julius Evola.

Any vital, individual, social, or moral process that goes in this direction and leads to the fulfillment of the person according to his own nature is truly ascending. ~ Julius Evola.

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Be, make yourself God, and in bringing about, save the world. ~ Julius Evola.

This is not a matter of compromises or adaptations. The power of a new Middle Ages is needed. A change, interior as well as exterior, of barbaric purity is required. Philosophy, culture, everyday politics: no more of all that. It is not a matter of shifting to the other side of this bed of agony. It is a matter of finally waking up, and standing on one’s feet. ~ Julius Evola.

According to traditional man the physical plane merely contains effects; nothing takes place in this world that did not originate first in the next world or in the invisible dimension. ~ Julius Evola.

This we must say, that everything is economics and economic interest as mere satisfaction of physical needs had, have and always will have a subordinate role in a normal human, that beyond this sphere must be differentiated from an order of higher values, political, spiritual and heroic. ~ Julius Evola.

Western civilisation needs a complete overhaul or it will fall apart one day or another. It has realised the most complete perversion of any rational order of things. Reign of matter, of gold, of machine, of number, it no longer possesses breath, or liberty, or light. ~ Julius Evola.

Nothing is further from the truth than the claim that the American soul is ‘open-minded’ and unbiased; on the contrary, it is ridden with countless taboos of which people are sometimes not even aware. ~ Julius Evola.

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He has been described as a "fascist intellectual", "radical traditionalist", "antiegalitarian, antiliberal, and antipopular", and as "the leading philosopher of Europe's neo-fascist movement".

For the authentic revolutionary conservative, what really counts is to be faithful not to past forms and institutions, but rather to principles of which such forms and institutions have been particular expressions, adequate for a specific period of time and in a specific geographical area. ~ Julius Evola.

There is a superior unity of all those who despite all, fight in different parts of the world the same battle, lead the same revolt, and are the bearers of the same intangible Tradition. These forces appear to be scattered and isolated in the world, and yet are inexorably connected by a common essence that is meant to preserve the absolute ideal of the Imperium and to work for its return. ~ Julius Evola.

The best and most authentic reaction against feminism and against every other female aberration should not be aimed at women as such, but at men instead. It should not be expected of women that they return to what they really are and thus reestablish the necessary inner and outer conditions for a reintegration of a superior race, when men themselves retain only the semblance of true virility. ~ Julius Evola.

The substance of every true and stable political organism is something resembling an Order, a Männerbünd in charge of the principle of the imperium, comprising men who see loyalty as the basis of their honor. ~ Julius Evola.

That the divinities can do little for men, that man is fundamentally the artificer of his own destiny, even of his development beyond this world – this characteristic view held by original Buddhism demonstrates its difference from some later forms, especially the Mahayana schools, into which infiltrated the idea of a power on high busying itself with mankind in order to lead each individual to salvation. ~ Julius Evola.

Kingship was the supreme form of government, and was believed to be in the natural order of things. It did not need physical strength to assert itself, and when it did, it was only sporadically. It imposed itself mainly and irresistibly through the spirit. ~ Julius Evola.


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