Quotations From FRIEDRICH VON SCHLEGEL


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  • Honor is the mysticism of legality
    Friedrich Von Schlegel (1772-1829), German philosopher. Idea 77 in Selected Ideas (1799-1800), translated by Ernst Behler and Roman Struc, Dialogue on Poetry and Literary Aphorisms, Pennsylvania University Press (1968).
  • One has only as much morality as one has philosophy and poetry.
    Friedrich Von Schlegel (1772-1829), German philosopher. Idea 62 in Selected Ideas (1799-1800), translated by Ernst Behler and Roman Struc, Dialogue on Poetry and Literary Aphorisms, Pennsylvania University Press (1968).

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  • Irony is the form of paradox. Paradox is what is good and great at the same time.
    Friedrich Von Schlegel (1772-1829), German philosopher. Aphorism 48 in Selected Aphorisms from the Lyceum (1797), translated by Ernst Behler and Roman Struc, Dialogue on Poetry and Literary Aphorisms, Pennsylvania University Press (1968).

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  • Women are treated as unjustly in poetry as in life. The feminine ones are not idealistic, and the idealistic not feminine.
    Friedrich Von Schlegel (1772-1829), German philosopher. Aphorism 49 in Selected Aphorisms from the Athenaeum (1798), translated by Ernst Behler and Roman Struc, Dialogue on Poetry and Literary Aphorisms, Pennsylvania University Press (1968).

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  • They actually like it if a work of literature is a little wicked, especially in the middle; only the sense of propriety must not be offended outright, and finally, everything must have a happy ending.
    Friedrich Von Schlegel (1772-1829), German philosopher. Aphorism 72 in Selected Aphorisms from the Lyceum (1797), translated by Ernst Behler and Roman Struc, Dialogue on Poetry and Literary Aphorisms, Pennsylvania University Press (1968).

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  • What is lost in the good or excellent translation is precisely the best.
    Friedrich Von Schlegel (1772-1829), German philosopher. Aphorism 73 in Selected Aphorisms from the Lyceum (1797), translated by Ernst Behler and Roman Struc, Dialogue on Poetry and Literary Aphorisms, Pennsylvania University Press (1968).

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  • About no subject is there less philosophizing than about philosophy.
    Friedrich Von Schlegel (1772-1829), German philosopher. Aphorism 1 in Aphorisms from the Athenaeum (1798), translated by Ernst Behler and Roman Struc, Dialogue on Poetry and Literary Aphorisms, Pennsylvania University Press (1968).
  • A family can develop only with a loving woman as its center.
    Friedrich Von Schlegel (1772-1829), German philosopher. Idea 126 in Selected Ideas (1799-1800), translated by Ernst Behler and Roman Struc, Dialogue on Poetry and Literary Aphorisms, Pennsylvania University Press (1968).

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  • One mentions many artists who are actually art works of nature.
    Friedrich Von Schlegel (1772-1829), German philosopher. Aphorism 1 in Selected Aphorisms from the Lyceum (1797), translated by Ernst Behler and Roman Struc, Dialogue on Poetry and Literary Aphorisms, Pennsylvania University Press (1968).

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  • Women do not have as great a need for poetry because their own essence is poetry.
    Friedrich Von Schlegel (1772-1829), German philosopher. Idea 127 in Selected Ideas (1799-1800), translated by Ernst Behler and Roman Struc, Dialogue on Poetry and Literary Aphorisms, Pennsylvania University Press (1968).

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