Wilhelm Humboldt Quotes


10 Wilhelm Humboldt quotes:



"If it were not somewhat fanciful to suppose that every human excellence is presented, as it were, in one kind of being, we might believe that the whole treasure of morality and order is enshrined in the female character."
"However great an evil immorality may be, we must not forget that it is not without its beneficial consequences. It is only through extremes that men can arrive at the middle path of wisdom and virtue."
Author: Humboldt Quotes Category: Morality Quotes
"How a person masters his fate is more important than what his fate is."
"Freedom is but the possibility of a various and indefinite activity; while government, or the exercise of dominion, is a single, yet real activity. The longing for freedom, therefore, is at first only too frequently suggested by the deep-felt consciousness of its absence."
"Coercion may prevent many transgressions; but it robs even actions which are legal of a part of their beauty. Freedom may lead to many transgressions, but it lends even to vices a less ignoble form."
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"If it were possible to make an accurate calculation of the evils which police regulations occasion, and of those which they prevent, the number of the former would, in all cases, exceed that of the latter."
Author: Humboldt Quotes Category: Police Quotes
"True enjoyment comes from activity of the mind and exercise of the body; the two are ever united"
Author: Humboldt Quotes Category: Body Quotes
"I am more and more convinced that our happiness or our unhappiness depends far more on the way we meet the events of life than on the nature of those events themselves."
Author: Humboldt Quotes Category: Happiness Quotes
"If we glance at the most important revolutions in history, we see at once that the greatest number of these originated in the periodical revolutions of the human mind."
"Possession, it is true, crowns exertion with rest; but it is only in the illusions of fancy that it has power to charm us."
Author: Humboldt Quotes Category: Rest Quotes



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