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 Friedrich Schlegel - “Genius is, to be sure, not a matter of arbitrariness, but rather of freedom, just as wit, love, and faith, which once shall become arts and disciplines. We should demand genius from everybody, without, however, expecting it.”
 Friedrich von Schlegel - “Witty inspirations are the proverbs of the educated.”
 Friedrich von Schlegel - “Wit is an explosion of the compound spirit.”
 Friedrich von Schlegel - “Wit as an instrument of revenge is as infamous as art is as a means of sensual titillation.”
 Friedrich von Schlegel - “Whoever does not philosophize for the sake of philosophy, but rather uses philosophy as a means, is a sophist.”
 Friedrich von Schlegel - “When reason and unreason come into contact, an electrical shock occurs. This is called polemics.”
 Friedrich von Schlegel - “What men are among the other formations of the earth, artists are among men.”
 Friedrich von Schlegel - “Think of something finite molded into the infinite, and you think of man.”
 Friedrich von Schlegel - “The subject of history is the gradual realization of all that is practically necessary.”
 Friedrich von Schlegel - “The main thing is to know something and to say it.”
 Friedrich von Schlegel - “The historian is a prophet looking backward.”
 Friedrich von Schlegel - “Strictly speaking, the idea of a scientific poem is probably as nonsensical as that of a poetic science.”
 Friedrich von Schlegel - “Since philosophy now criticizes everything it comes across, a critique of philosophy would be nothing less than a just reprisal.”
 Friedrich von Schlegel - “Religion must completely encircle the spirit of ethical man like his element, and this luminous chaos of divine thoughts and feelings is called enthusiasm.”
 Friedrich von Schlegel - “Religion is absolutely unfathomable. Always and everywhere one can dig more deeply into infinities.”
 Friedrich von Schlegel - “Reason is mechanical, wit chemical, and genius organic spirit.”
 Friedrich von Schlegel - “Publication is to thinking as childbirth is to the first kiss.”
 Friedrich von Schlegel - “Plato's philosophy is a dignified preface to future religion.”
 Friedrich von Schlegel - “One can only become a philosopher, but not be one. As one believes he is a philosopher, he stops being one.”
 Friedrich von Schlegel - “Novels tend to end as the Paternoster begins with the kingdom of God on earth.”
 Friedrich von Schlegel - “No idea is isolated, but is only what it is among all ideas.”
 Friedrich von Schlegel - “Mysteries are feminine they like to veil themselves but still want to be seen and divined.”
 Friedrich von Schlegel - “Many a witty inspiration is like the surprising reunion of befriended thoughts after a long separation.”
 Friedrich von Schlegel - “Man is free whenever he produces or manifests God, and through this he becomes immortal.”
 Friedrich von Schlegel - “Like Leibniz's possible worlds, most men are only equally entitled pretenders to existence. There are few existences.”

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