Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel Quotes

Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel Quotes: Separate religion from morality, and you have the true energy for evil within man, the terrible, cruel, devastating, and inhuman principle which naturally lies in his spirit. Here the division of the indivisible punishes itself most awfully.
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Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel Quote: If the essence of cynicism consists in preferring nature to art, virtue to beauty and science; in not bothering about the letter of things -- to which the Stoic strictly adheres -- but in looking up to the spirit of things; in absolute contempt of all economic values and political splendor, and in courageous defence of the rights of independent freedom; then Christianity would be nothing but universal cynicism.
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Quotes about Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel: Even a friendly conversation which cannot be at any given moment be broken off voluntarily with complete arbitrariness has something illiberal about it. An artist, however, who is able and wants to express himself completely, who keeps nothing to himself and would wish to say everything he knows, is very much to be pitied.
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Quote about Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel: Wit is absolutely sociable spirit or aphoristic genius.
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Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel Sayings: Poetry can be criticized only through poetry. A critique which itself is not a work of art, either in content as representation ofthe necessary impression in the process of creation, or through its beautiful form and in its liberal tone in the spirit of the old Roman satire, has no right of citizenship in the realm of art.
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Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel Saying: 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.
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Sayings about Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel: Every form of life is in its origin not natural, but divine and human; for it must spring from love, just as there can be no reason without spirit.
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Saying about Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel: It is a thoughtless and immodest presumption to learn anything about art from philosophy. Some do begin as if they hoped to learnsomething new here, since philosophy cannot and should not do anything further than develop the given art experiences and the existing art concepts into a science, improve the views of art, and promote them with the help of a thoroughly scholarly art history, and produce that logical mood about these subjects too which unites absolute liberalism with absolute rigor.
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Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel Quotes: All men are somewhat ridiculous and grotesque, just because they are men; and in this respect artists might well be regarded as man multiplied by two. So it is, was, and shall be.
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Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel Quote: There are three kinds of explanation in science: explanations which throw a light upon, or give a hint at a matter; explanations which do not explain anything; and explanations which obscure everything.
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Quotes about Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel: An artist is he for whom the goal and center of life is to form his mind
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Quote about Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel: The obsession with moderation is the spirit of castrated narrow-mindedness.
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Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel Sayings: Sense (for a particular art, science, human being, and so forth) is divided spirit; self-restraint is consequently the result of self-creation and self-destruction.
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Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel Saying: In order to be able to write well upon a subject, one must have ceased to be interested in it; the thought which is to be soberlyexpressed must already be entirely past and no longer be one's actual concern.
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Sayings about Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel: All artists are self-sacrificing human beings, and to become an artist is nothing but to devote oneself to the subterranean gods.
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Saying about Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel: About no subject is there less philosophizing than about philosophy.
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Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel Quotes: One should have wit, but not wish to have it; otherwise there will be witticism, the Alexandrian style of wit.
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Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel Quote: Art and works of art do not make an artist; sense and enthusiasm and instinct do.
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