Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel Quotes

No idea is isolated, but is only what it is among all ideas... view

By: Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

Nothing is more witty and grotesque than ancient mythology and Christianity.. view

By: Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

Nothing truly convincing - which would possess thoroughness, vigor, and skill - has been written against the ancients as yet.. view

By: Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

Novels tend to end as the Paternoster begins: with the kingdom of God on earth... view

By: Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

Man is free whenever he produces or manifests God, and through this he becomes immortal... view

By: Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

One can only become a philosopher, but not be one. As one believes he is a philosopher, he stops being one... view

By: Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

Novels are the Socratic dialogues of our time. Practical wisdom fled from school wisdom into this liberal form... view

By: Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

Mysteries are feminine.. view

By: Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

Morality without a sense of paradox is mean... view

By: Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

Mathematics is, as it were, a sensuous logic, and relates to philosophy as do the arts, music, and plastic art to poetry... view

By: Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

Like Leibniz's possible worlds, most men are only equally entitled pretenders to existence. There are few existences... view

By: Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

Many a witty inspiration is like the surprising reunion of befriended thoughts after a long separation... view

By: Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

Man is a creative retrospection of nature upon itself... view

By: Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

One has only as much morality as one has philosophy and poetry... view

By: Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

The essential point of view of Christianity is sin... view

By: Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

Many works of the ancients have become fragments. Many works of the moderns are fragments at the time of their origin... view

By: Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

Since philosophy now criticizes everything it comes across, a critique of philosophy would be nothing less than a just reprisal... view

By: Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

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?.. view

By: Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

The main thing is to know something and to say it... view

By: Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

The historian is a prophet looking backward... view

By: Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

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... view

By: Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

The genuine priest always feels something higher than compassion... view

By: Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

From what the moderns want, we must learn what poetry should become.. view

By: Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

Strictly speaking, the idea of a scientific poem is probably as nonsensical as that of a poetic science... view

By: Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

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?.. view

By: Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

Plato's philosophy is a dignified preface to future religion... view

By: Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

Set religion free, and a new humanity will begin... view

By: Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

Religion must completely encircle the spirit of ethical man like his element, and this luminous chaos of divine thoughts and feelings is called enthusiasm... view

By: Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

Religion is not only a part of education, an element of humanity, but the center of everything else, always the first and the ultimate, the absolutely original... view

By: Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

Religion is absolutely unfathomable. Always and everywhere one can dig more deeply into infinities... view

By: Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

Religion can emerge in all forms of feeling: here wild anger, there the sweetest pain.. view

By: Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

Reason is mechanical, wit chemical, and genius organic spirit... view

By: Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

Publication is to thinking as childbirth is to the first kiss... view

By: Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

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... view

By: Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

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... view

By: Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

Beauty is that which is simultaneously attractive and sublime... view

By: Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

As the ancient commander addressed his soldiers before battle, so should the moralist speak to men in the struggle of the era... view

By: Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

Art and works of art do not make an artist.. view

By: Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

Aphorisms are the true form of the universal philosophy... view

By: Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

An artist is he for whom the goal and center of life is to form his mind... view

By: Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

All the classical genres are now ridiculous in their rigorous purity... view

By: Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

He who does not become familiar with nature through love will never know her... view

By: Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel