Quotes by Dagobert D. Runes

About Dagobert D. Runes:


Dagobert David Runes was a philosopher and author. Born in Zastavna, Bukovina, Austro-Hungary (now in Ukraine), he emigrated to the United States in 1926. He had received a doctorate in philosophy from the University of Vienna in 1924. In the U.S. he became editor of The Modern Thinker and later Current Digest. From 1931 to 1934 he was Director of the Institute for Advanced Education in New York City. He had an encyclopedic level fluency in Latin and Biblical Hebrew; he fluently spoke and wrote in Austrian German, German, Yiddish, French, Hebrew, Russian, Polish, Czechoslovakian, and English. In 1941 he founded the Philosophical Library, a spiritual organization and publishing house. Runes was a colleague and friend to Albert Einstein.

Author Bio


  • NameDagobert D. Runes
  • DescriptionAmerican philosopher
  • BornJanuary 6, 1902
  • DiedSeptember 24, 1982
  • CountryUnited States Of America
  • ProfessionPhilosopher; Editor