Quotations From FRIEDRICH VON SCHLEGEL

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  • 41.
    Plato's philosophy is a dignified preface to future religion.
    Friedrich Von Schlegel (1772-1829), German philosopher. Idea 27 in Selected Ideas (1799-1800), translated by Ernst Behler and Roman Struc, Dialogue on Poetry and Literary Aphorisms, Pennsylvania University Press (1968).

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  • 42.
    Wit is the appearance, the external flash of imagination. Thus its divinity, and the witty character of mysticism.
    Friedrich Von Schlegel (1772-1829), German philosopher. Idea 26 in Selected Ideas (1799-1800), translated by Ernst Behler and Roman Struc, Dialogue on Poetry and Literary Aphorisms, Pennsylvania University Press (1968).

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  • 43.
    When reason and unreason come into contact, an electrical shock occurs. This is called polemics.
    Friedrich Von Schlegel (1772-1829), German philosopher. Aphorism 300 in Selected Aphorisms from the Athenaeum (1798), translated by Ernst Behler and Roman Struc, Dialogue on Poetry and Literary Aphorisms, Pennsylvania University Press (1968).
  • 44.
    Gracefulness is a correct life: sensuality which contemplates and forms itself.
    Friedrich Von Schlegel (1772-1829), German philosopher. Aphorism 29 in Selected Aphorisms from the Lyceum (1797), translated by Ernst Behler and Roman Struc, Dialogue on Poetry and Literary Aphorisms, Pennsylvania University Press (1968).

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  • 45.
    The surest method of being incomprehensible or, moreover, to be misunderstood is to use words in their original sense; especially words from the ancient languages.
    Friedrich Von Schlegel (1772-1829), German philosopher. Aphorism 19 in Selected Aphorisms from the Athenaeum (1798), translated by Ernst Behler and Roman Struc, Dialogue on Poetry and Literary Aphorisms, Pennsylvania University Press (1968).
  • 46.
    Witty inspirations are the proverbs of the educated.
    Friedrich Von Schlegel (1772-1829), German philosopher. Aphorism 29 in Selected Aphorisms from the Athenaeum (1798), translated by Ernst Behler and Roman Struc, Dialogue on Poetry and Literary Aphorisms, Pennsylvania University Press (1968).
  • 47.
    Virtue is reason which has become energy.
    Friedrich Von Schlegel (1772-1829), German philosopher. Idea 23 in Selected Ideas (1799-1800), translated by Ernst Behler and Roman Struc, Dialogue on Poetry and Literary Aphorisms, Pennsylvania University Press (1968).
  • 48.
    The highest good and solely useful is liberal education.
    Friedrich Von Schlegel (1772-1829), German philosopher. Idea 37 in Selected Ideas (1799-1800), translated by Ernst Behler and Roman Struc, Dialogue on Poetry and Literary Aphorisms, Pennsylvania University Press (1968).

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  • 49.
    The main thing is to know something and to say it.
    Friedrich Von Schlegel (1772-1829), German philosopher. From Aphorism 82 in Selected Aphorisms from the Athenaeum (1798), translated by Ernst Behler and Roman Struc, Dialogue on Poetry and Literary Aphorisms, Pennsylvania University Press (1968).
  • 50.
    Aphorisms are the true form of the universal philosophy.
    Friedrich Von Schlegel (1772-1829), German philosopher. From Aphorism 259 in Selected Aphorisms from the Athenaeum (1798), translated by Ernst Behler and Roman Struc, Dialogue on Poetry and Literary Aphorisms, Pennsylvania University Press (1968).
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