Friedrich Von Schlegel Quotes

72 Friedrich Von Schlegel quotes:

"Considered subjectively, philosophy always begins in the middle, like an epic poem."
"Duty is for Kant the One and All. Out of the duty of gratitude, he claims, one has to defend and esteem the ancients; and only out of duty has he become a great man."
"Eternal life and the invisible world are only to be sought in God. Only within Him do all spirits dwell. He is an abyss of individuality, the only infinite plenitude."
"Every complete man has his genius. True virtue is genius."
"Every good man progressively becomes God. To become God, to be man, and to educate oneself, are expressions that are synonymous."
"Every uneducated person is a caricature of himself."
"From what the moderns want, we must learn what poetry should become; from what the ancients did, what poetry must be."
"God is each truly and exalted thing, therefore the individual himself to the highest degree. But are not nature and the world individuals?"
"He who does not become familiar with nature through love will never know her."
"How many authors are there among writers? Author means originator."
"Ideas are infinite, original, and lively divine thoughts."
"If you want to see mankind fully, look at a family. Within the family minds become organically one, and for this reason the family is total poetry."
"In true prose everything must be underlined."
"Irony is a clear consciousness of an eternal agility, of the infinitely abundant chaos."
"Like Leibniz's possible worlds, most men are only equally entitled pretenders to existence. There are few existences."
"Man is a creative retrospection of nature upon itself."
"Man is free whenever he produces or manifests God, and through this he becomes immortal."
"Many a witty inspiration is like the surprising reunion of befriended thoughts after a long separation."
"Many works of the ancients have become fragments. Many works of the moderns are fragments at the time of their origin."
"Mathematics is, as it were, a sensuous logic, and relates to philosophy as do the arts, music, and plastic art to poetry."

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