Friedrich Von Schlegel Quotes


72 Friedrich Von Schlegel quotes:



"Art and works of art do not make an artist; sense and enthusiasm and instinct do."
"As the ancient commander addressed his soldiers before battle, so should the moralist speak to men in the struggle of the era."
"Beauty is that which is simultaneously attractive and sublime."
"Combine the extremes, and you will have the true center."
"A definition of poetry can only determine what poetry should be and not what poetry actually was and is; otherwise the most concise formula would be: Poetry is that which at some time and some place was thus named."
"What is called good society is usually nothing but a mosaic of polished caricatures."
"Irony is the form of paradox. Paradox is what is good and great at the same time."
"Form your life humanly, and you have done enough: but you will never reach the height of art and the depth of science without something divine."
"An artist is he for whom the goal and center of life is to form his mind."
"Kant introduced the concept of the negative into philosophy. Would it not also be worthwhile to try to introduce the concept of the positive into philosophy?"
"It is as deadly for a mind to have a system as to have none. Therefore it will have to decide to combine both."
"What is lost in the good or excellent translation is precisely the best."



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