Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel Quotes

War protects the people from the corruption which an everlasting peace would bring upon it. History shows phases which illustrate how successful wars have checked internal unrest… These nations, torn by internal strife, win peace at home as a result of war abroad.

Nothing great in the world has been accomplished without passion.

It is a matter of perfect indifference where a thing originated ; the only question is; “Is it true in and for itself?”

Persia is the land of light, Greece the land of grace, India the land of dream, Rome the land of empire. It is true of all cultures that the greatest gift of life is the dream of a higher life.

An idea is always a generalization, and generalization is a property of thinking. To generalize means to think.

Rulers, Statesmen, Nations, are wont to be emphatically commended to the teaching which experience offers in history. But what experience and history teach is this – that people and governments have never learned anything from history, or acted upon principles deduced from it. Each period is involved in such peculiar circumstances, exhibits a condition of […]

The first glance at History convinces us that the actions of men proceed from their needs, their passions, their characters and talents; and impresses us with the belief that such needs, passions and interests are the sole spring of actions.

(History) The progress of the consciousness of freedom.

God is, as it were, the sewer into which all contradictions flow.

America is therefore the land of the future, where, in the ages that lie before us, the burden of the World’s History shall reveal itself.