Friedrich von Schlegel Quotes

It is peculiar to mankind to transcend mankind.
Friedrich Von Schlegel (1772-1829), German philosopher. Idea 21 in Selected Ideas (1799-1800), translated by Ernst Behler and Roman Struc, Dialogue on Poetry and Literary Aphorisms, Pennsylvania University Press (1968).
Witty inspirations are the proverbs of the educated.
Friedrich Von Schlegel (1772-1829), German philosopher. Aphorism 29 in Selected Aphorisms from the Athenaeum (1798), translated by Ernst Behler and Roman Struc, Dialogue on Poetry and Literary Aphorisms, Pennsylvania University Press (1968).
Virtue is reason which has become energy.
Friedrich Von Schlegel (1772-1829), German philosopher. Idea 23 in Selected Ideas (1799-1800), translated by Ernst Behler and Roman Struc, Dialogue on Poetry and Literary Aphorisms, Pennsylvania University Press (1968).
Gracefulness is a correct life: sensuality which contemplates and forms itself.
Friedrich Von Schlegel (1772-1829), German philosopher. Aphorism 29 in Selected Aphorisms from the Lyceum (1797), translated by Ernst Behler and Roman Struc, Dialogue on Poetry and Literary Aphorisms, Pennsylvania University Press (1968).
When reason and unreason come into contact, an electrical shock occurs. This is called polemics.
Friedrich Von Schlegel (1772-1829), German philosopher. Aphorism 300 in Selected Aphorisms from the Athenaeum (1798), translated by Ernst Behler and Roman Struc, Dialogue on Poetry and Literary Aphorisms, Pennsylvania University Press (1968).
Wit is the appearance, the external flash of imagination. Thus its divinity, and the witty character of mysticism.
Friedrich Von Schlegel (1772-1829), German philosopher. Idea 26 in Selected Ideas (1799-1800), translated by Ernst Behler and Roman Struc, Dialogue on Poetry and Literary Aphorisms, Pennsylvania University Press (1968).
Plato's philosophy is a dignified preface to future religion.
Friedrich Von Schlegel (1772-1829), German philosopher. Idea 27 in Selected Ideas (1799-1800), translated by Ernst Behler and Roman Struc, Dialogue on Poetry and Literary Aphorisms, Pennsylvania University Press (1968).
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).
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).
A priest is he who lives solely in the realm of the invisible, for whom all that is visible has only the truth of an allegory.
Friedrich Von Schlegel (1772-1829), German philosopher. Idea 2 in Selected Ideas (1799-1800), translated by Ernst Behler and Roman Struc, Dialogue on Poetry and Literary Aphorisms, Pennsylvania University Press (1968).