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Novalis Quotes: The artist stands on the human being as a statue does on a pedestal.
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Novalis Quote: Denotation by means of sounds and markings is a remarkable abstraction. Three letters designate God for me; several lines a million things. How easy becomes the manipulation of the universe here, how evident the concentration of the intellectual world! Language is the dynamics of the spiritual realm. One word of command moves armies; the word liberty entire nations.
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Quotes about Novalis: Friendship, love, and piety ought to be handled with a sort of mysterious secrecy; they ought to be spoken of only in the rare moments of perfect confidence, to be mutually understood in silence. Many things are too delicate to be thought; many more, to be spoken.
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Quote about Novalis: The artist belongs to his work, not the work to the artist.
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Novalis Sayings: A character is a completely fashioned will.
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Novalis Saying: Only an artist can interpret the meaning of life.
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Sayings about Novalis: When one begins to reflect on philosophy
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Saying about Novalis: Humanity is a comic role.
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Novalis Quotes: Tools arm the man. One can well say that man is capable of bringing forth a world; he lacks only the necessary apparatus, the corresponding armature of his sensory tools. The beginning is there. Thus the principle of a warship lies in the idea of the shipbuilder, who is able to incorporate this thought by making himself into a gigantic machine, as it were, through a mass of men and appropriate tools and materials. Thus the idea of a moment often required monstrous organs, monstrous masses of materials, and man is therefore a potential, if not an actual creator.
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Novalis Quote: All power appears only in transition. Permanent power is stuff.
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Quotes about Novalis: Blood will stream over Europe until the nations become aware of the frightful madness which drives them in circles. And then, struck by celestial music and made gentle, they approach their former altars all together, hear about the works of peace, and hold a great celebration of peace with fervent tears before the smoking altars.
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Quote about Novalis: Every disease is a musical problem. Its cure a musical solution. The more rapid and complete the solution, the greater the musical talent of the doctor.
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Novalis Sayings: It is not merely the multiplicity of tints, the gladness of tone, or the balminess of the air which delight in the spring; it is the still consecrated spirit of hope, the prophecy of happy days yet to come; the endless variety of nature, with presentiments of eternal flowers which never shall fade, and sympathy with the blessedness of the ever-developing world.
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Novalis Saying: It is certain my belief gains quite infinitely the very moment I can convince another mind thereof
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