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Summary

Novalis (born as Georg Philipp Friedrich Freiherr von Hardenberg in Oberwiederstedt, Electorate of Saxony, Germany) was a famous Poet from Germany, who lived between May 2, 1772 and March 25, 1801. He became only 28 years old.

Biography

Novalis, (pseudonym of Friedrich Leopold von Hardenberg), barons, was a German writer.

Novalis studied law in Jena, Leipzig and Wittenberg in 1795 and became engaged to the 13-year-old Sophie von Kühn, who died two years later. This experience was crucial to his life and literary activity. Novalis continued his education and drives programs at mining academy in Freiberg. He was early entered Fichte and Schlegel circuit and debuted with a few fragments (1798), which still bears the signs of the rococo and the Enlightenment. But in the famous anthem of an die Nacht (published in F. Schlegel Athenäum, 1800) appears as a romantic Novalis. Hymn an Die Nacht is written in rhythmic prose and portrays Novalis' own experience of love and death. Christianity and pantheism characterize his Geistlicha Lieder.

Novalis' unfinished novel, Heinrich von Ofterdingen (1802) is the most typical manifestation of the German Romantic philosophy of nature and poetic outlook, here is part dream and reality in an intimate connection. In Heinrich von Ofterdingen you meet "Die Blaue Blume", the symbol of everlasting romantic longings, and Novalis' true poetic passion for medieval and mystery. A similar picture you get in the paper Die Christenheit oder Europa (1799).

Zodiac etc.

He is born under the zodiac taurus, who is known for Security, Subtle strength, Appreciation, Instruction, Patience. Our collection contains 21 quotes who is written / told by Novalis, under the main topics: Dreams, Faith, Poetry.

Here is some other popular authors who lived in the same timeframe: William Ellery Channing, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, William Hazlitt, V. Cousin, Honore de Balzac, Countess of Blessington, Francis Cabot Lowell, Thomas Erskine, Zachary Taylor, Marie Louise, Carl Maria von Weber, Charles Fourier, Francois Guizot, Henry John Temple, Simeon Poisson, Allan Cunningham, Louis Jacques Mande Daguerre, Johann Nepomuk Hummel, John P. Kennedy, Niccolo Paganini

Source / external links:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Novalis

Famous quotes by Novalis (21)


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"Where no gods are, spectres rule"
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"Where children are, there is the golden age"
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"We never completely comprehend ourselves, but we can do far more than comprehend"
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"We are near waking when we dream we are dreaming"
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"We are more closely connected to the invisible than to the visible"
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"To become properly acquainted with a truth, we must first have disbelieved it, and disputed against it"
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"The artist belongs to his work, not the work to the artist"
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"Poetry heals the wounds inflicted by reason"
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"Philosophy is properly home-sickness; the wish to be everywhere at home"
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"Only as far as a man is happily married to himself is he fit for married life and family life in general"
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"Only an artist can interpret the meaning of life"
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"Nothing is more indispensable to true religiosity than a mediator that links us with divinity"
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"Nature is a petrified magic city"
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"Learning is pleasurable but doing is the height of enjoyment"
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"Knowledge is only one half. Faith is the other"
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"I often feel, and ever more deeply I realize, that fate and character are the same conception"
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"Every beloved object is the center point of a paradise"
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"Christianity is the root of all democracy, the highest fact in the rights of men"
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"Character and fate are two words for the same thing"
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"A hero is one who knows how to hang on one minute longer"
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"A character is a completely fashioned will"


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