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Quotations From FRIEDRICH VON SCHLEGEL

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  • 61.
    One should have wit, but not wish to have it; otherwise there will be witticism, the Alexandrian style of wit.
    Friedrich Von Schlegel (1772-1829), German philosopher. Aphorism 32 in Selected Aphorisms from the Athenaeum (1798), translated by Ernst Behler and Roman Struc, Dialogue on Poetry and Literary Aphorisms, Pennsylvania University Press (1968).
  • 62.
    Man is a creative retrospection of nature upon itself.
    Friedrich Von Schlegel (1772-1829), German philosopher. Idea 28 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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  • 63.
    Reason is mechanical, wit chemical, and genius organic spirit.
    Friedrich Von Schlegel (1772-1829), German philosopher. Aphorism 366 in Aphorisms from the Athenaeum (1798), translated by Ernst Behler and Roman Struc, Dialogue on Poetry and Literary Aphorisms, Pennsylvania University Press (1968).
  • 64.
    As the ancient commander addressed his soldiers before battle, so should the moralist speak to men in the struggle of the era.
    Friedrich Von Schlegel (1772-1829), German philosopher. Idea 35 in Selected Ideas (1799-1800), translated by Ernst Behler and Roman Struc, Dialogue on Poetry and Literary Aphorisms, Pennsylvania University Press (1968).
  • 65.
    Religion is absolutely unfathomable. Always and everywhere one can dig more deeply into infinities.
    Friedrich Von Schlegel (1772-1829), German philosopher. Idea 30 in Selected Ideas (1799-1800), translated by Ernst Behler and Roman Struc, Dialogue on Poetry and Literary Aphorisms, Pennsylvania University Press (1968).
  • 66.
    Every philosophical review ought to be a philosophy of reviews at the same time.
    Friedrich Von Schlegel (1772-1829), German philosopher. Aphorism 44 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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  • 67.
    Wit as an instrument of revenge is as infamous as art is as a means of sensual titillation.
    Friedrich Von Schlegel (1772-1829), German philosopher. Aphorism 51 in Selected Aphorisms from the Lyceum (1797), translated by Ernst Behler and Roman Struc, Dialogue on Poetry and Literary Aphorisms, Pennsylvania University Press (1968).
  • 68.
    Morality without a sense of paradox is mean.
    Friedrich Von Schlegel (1772-1829), German philosopher. Idea 76 in Selected Ideas (1799-1800), translated by Ernst Behler and Roman Struc, Dialogue on Poetry and Literary Aphorisms, Pennsylvania University Press (1968).
  • 69.
    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.
    Friedrich Von Schlegel (1772-1829), German philosopher. Idea 91 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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  • 70.
    Publication is to thinking as childbirth is to the first kiss.
    Friedrich Von Schlegel (1772-1829), German philosopher. Aphorism 62 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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