Friedrich von Schlegel

Hanover

Quotes

11 November 2014
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.
11 November 2014
One can only become a philosopher, but not be one. As one believes he is a philosopher, he stops being one.
11 November 2014
What is called good society is usually nothing but a mosaic of polished caricatures.
11 November 2014
You wanted to destroy philosophy and poetry in order to make room for religion and morality which you misunderstood: but you were able to destroy only yourself.
11 November 2014
All the classical genres are now ridiculous in their rigorous purity.
11 November 2014
Think of something finite molded into the infinite, and you think of man.
11 November 2014
Strictly speaking, the idea of a scientific poem is probably as nonsensical as that of a poetic science.
11 November 2014
Every uneducated person is a caricature of himself.
11 November 2014
Art and works of art do not make an artist; sense and enthusiasm and instinct do.
11 November 2014
The obsession with moderation is the spirit of castrated narrow-mindedness.

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