Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

(1770-1831 / Stuttgart)

Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel Quotes

  • ''The learner always begins by finding fault, but the scholar sees the positive merit in everything.''
    Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (1770-1831), German philosopher. "The State," addition 160, The Philosophy of Right (1821, trans. 1942).
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  • ''Poverty in itself does not make men into a rabble; a rabble is created only when there is joined to poverty a disposition of mind, an inner indignation against the rich, against society, against the government.''
    Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (1770-1831), German philosopher. "The State," addition 149, The Philosophy of Right (1821, trans. 1942).
  • ''World history is a court of judgment.''
    Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (1770-1831), German philosopher. "World History," pt. 3, sect. 3, The Philosophy of Right (1821). See a similar statement by Friedrich von Schiller under "history."
  • ''Once the state has been founded, there can no longer be any heroes. They come on the scene only in uncivilized conditions.''
    Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (1770-1831), German philosopher. "Wrong," addition 58, The Philosophy of Right (1821, trans. 1942).
  • ''It is easier to discover a deficiency in individuals, in states, and in Providence, than to see their real import and value.''
    Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (1770-1831), German philosopher. "Introduction," sct. 3, The Philosophy of History (1837).
  • ''Truth in philosophy means that concept and external reality correspond.''
    Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (1770-1831), German philosopher. "Introduction," addition 16, The Philosophy of Right (1821, trans. 1942).
  • ''An idea is always a generalization, and generalization is a property of thinking. To generalize means to think.''
    Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (1770-1831), German philosopher. "Introduction," addition 4, The Philosophy of Right (1821, trans. 1942).
  • ''The first glance at History convinces us that the actions of men proceed from their needs, their passions, their characters and talents; and impresses us with the belief that such needs, passions and interests are the sole spring of actions.''
    Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (1770-1831), German philosopher. "Introduction," sect. 3, The Philosophy of History (1837).
  • ''The history of the world is none other than the progress of the consciousness of freedom.''
    Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (1770-1831), German philosopher. "Introduction," sct. 3, The Philosophy of History (1837).
  • ''To him who looks upon the world rationally, the world in its turn presents a rational aspect. The relation is mutual.''
    Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (1770-1831), German philosopher. "Introduction," sct. 3, The Philosophy of History (1837).

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