Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

(1770-1831 / Stuttgart)

Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel Quotes

  • ''The true theater of history is therefore the temperate zone.''
    Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (1770-1831), German philosopher. The Philosophy of History, introduction (1832).
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  • ''Education is the art of making man ethical.''
    Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (1770-1831), German philosopher. The Philosophy of Right, no. 58 (1821, trans. 1942).
  • ''As high as mind stands above nature, so high does the state stand above physical life. Man must therefore venerate the state as a secular deity.... The march of God in the world, that is what the State is.''
    Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (1770-1831), German philosopher. The Philosophy of Right, "The State," addition 164 (1821, trans. 1942).
  • ''Mere goodness can achieve little against the power of nature.''
    Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (1770-1831), German philosopher. The Philosophy of Right, addition 58 (1821, trans. 1942).
  • ''We do not need to be shoemakers to know if our shoes fit, and just as little have we any need to be professionals to acquire knowledge of matters of universal interest.''
    Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (1770-1831), German philosopher. The Philosophy of Right, no. 58 (1821, trans. 1942).
  • ''As high as mind stands above nature, so high does the state stand above physical life. Man must therefore venerate the state as a secular deity.... The march of God in the world, that is what the State is.''
    Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (1770-1831), German philosopher. "The State," addition 164, The Philosophy of Right (1821, trans. 1942).

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