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Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel was a famous Poet from Germany, who lived between March 10, 1772 and January 12, 1829. He became 56 years old.

Biography

Karl Wilhelm Friedrich von Schlegel was a German poet, philosopher and critic. He was one of the early Romantic important thinkers in Germany. Through his position at the University of Jena, he along with Goethe and Schelling foundation of the German idealism.

Zodiac etc.

He is born under the zodiac pisces, who is known for Fluctuation, Depth, Imagination, Reactive, Indecisive. Our collection contains 70 quotes who is written / told by Karl, under the main topic Family.

Here is some other popular authors who lived in the same timeframe: Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry Ward Beecher, H. C. Andersen, Henry W. Longfellow, Berthold Auerbach, Alexandre Dumas, Samuel Smiles, William Ellery Channing, John Stuart Mill, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Charles Dickens, Thomas Huxley, William Hazlitt, Benjamin Disraeli, V. Cousin, Alexandre Ledru-Rollin, Karl Marx, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Robert Browning, Honore de Balzac

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Famous quotes by Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel (70)


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"Think of something finite molded into the infinite, and you think of man"
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"Religion can emerge in all forms of feeling: here wild anger, there the sweetest pain; here consuming hatred, there the childlike smile of serene humility"
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"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?"
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"What men are among the other formations of the earth, artists are among men"
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"Religion must completely encircle the spirit of ethical man like his element, and this luminous chaos of divine thoughts and feelings is called enthusiasm"
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"What is called good society is usually nothing but a mosaic of polished caricatures"
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"In the world of language, or in other words in the world of art and liberal education, religion necessarily appears as mythology or as Bible"
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"Versatility of education can be found in our best poetry, but the depth of mankind should be found in the philosopher"
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"There is no self-knowledge but an historical one. No one knows what he himself is who does not know his fellow men, especially the most prominent one of the community, the master's master, the genius of the age"
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"There are writers in Germany who drink the Absolute like water; and there are books in which even the dogs make references to the Infinite"
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"Publication is to thinking as childbirth is to the first kiss"
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"Virtue is reason which has become energy"
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"Women do not have as great a need for poetry because their own essence is poetry"
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"Women are treated as unjustly in poetry as in life. The feminine ones are not idealistic, and the idealistic not feminine"
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"Witty inspirations are the proverbs of the educated"
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"Wit is the appearance, the external flash of imagination. Thus its divinity, and the witty character of mysticism"
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"Wit is an explosion of the compound spirit"
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"Wit as an instrument of revenge is as infamous as art is as a means of sensual titillation"
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"Whoever does not philosophize for the sake of philosophy, but rather uses philosophy as a means, is a sophist"
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"Where there is politics or economics, there is no morality"
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"The subject of history is the gradual realization of all that is practically necessary"
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"The poetry of this one is called philosophical, of that one philological, of a third rhetorical, and so on. Which is then the poetic poetry?"
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"The main thing is to know something and to say it"
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"The historian is a prophet looking backward"
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"The German national character is a favorite subject of character experts, probably because the less mature a nation, the more she is an object of criticism and not of history"
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"The genuine priest always feels something higher than compassion"
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"The essential point of view of Christianity is sin"
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"The difference between religion and morality lies simply in the classical division of things into the divine and the human, if one only interprets this correctly"
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"Strictly speaking, the idea of a scientific poem is probably as nonsensical as that of a poetic science"
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"Since philosophy now criticizes everything it comes across, a critique of philosophy would be nothing less than a just reprisal"
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"Novels tend to end as the Paternoster begins: with the kingdom of God on earth"
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"Novels are the Socratic dialogues of our time. Practical wisdom fled from school wisdom into this liberal form"
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"Nothing truly convincing - which would possess thoroughness, vigor, and skill - has been written against the ancients as yet; especially not against their poetry"
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"Nothing is more witty and grotesque than ancient mythology and Christianity; that is because they are so mystical"
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"No idea is isolated, but is only what it is among all ideas"
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"Mysteries are feminine; they like to veil themselves but still want to be seen and divined"
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"Morality without a sense of paradox is mean"
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"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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"Many works of the ancients have become fragments. Many works of the moderns are fragments at the time of their origin"
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"Many a witty inspiration is like the surprising reunion of befriended thoughts after a long separation"
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"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"
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"Ideas are infinite, original, and lively divine thoughts"
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"How many authors are there among writers? Author means originator"
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"He who has religion will speak poetry. But philosophy is the tool with which to seek and discover religion"
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"He who does not become familiar with nature through love will never know her"
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"God is each truly and exalted thing, therefore the individual himself to the highest degree. But are not nature and the world individuals?"
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"From what the moderns want, we must learn what poetry should become; from what the ancients did, what poetry must be"
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"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"
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"Every uneducated person is a caricature of himself"
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"Every good man progressively becomes God. To become God, to be man, and to educate oneself, are expressions that are synonymous"
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"Every complete man has his genius. True virtue is genius"
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"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"
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"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"
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"Considered subjectively, philosophy always begins in the middle, like an epic poem"
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"Combine the extremes, and you will have the true center"
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"Beauty is that which is simultaneously attractive and sublime"
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"As the ancient commander addressed his soldiers before battle, so should the moralist speak to men in the struggle of the era"
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"Art and works of art do not make an artist; sense and enthusiasm and instinct do"
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"Aphorisms are the true form of the universal philosophy"
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"An artist is he for whom the goal and center of life is to form his mind"
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"An aphorism ought to be entirely isolated from the surrounding world like a little work of art and complete in itself like a hedgehog"
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"All the classical genres are now ridiculous in their rigorous purity"
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"All men are somewhat ridiculous and grotesque, just because they are men; and in this respect artists might well be regarded as man multiplied by two. So it is, was, and shall be"
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"About no subject is there less philosophizing than about philosophy"
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"A so-called happy marriage corresponds to love as a correct poem to an improvised song"
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"A priest is he who lives solely in the realm of the invisible, for whom all that is visible has only the truth of an allegory"
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"A family can develop only with a loving woman as its center"
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"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"
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"A critic is a reader who ruminates. Thus, he should have more than one stomach"
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"A classical work doesn't ever have to be understood entirely. But those who are educated and who are still educating themselves must desire to learn more and more from it"


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