georg wilhelm friedrich hegel Quotes

All that is real is reasonable, and all that is reasonable is real.
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— Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
I'm not ugly, but my beauty is a total creation.
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— Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
...if the fear of falling into error is the source of a mistrust in Science, which in the absence of any such misgivings gets on with the work itself and actually does know, it is difficult to see why, conversely, a mistrust should not be placed in this mistrust, and why we should not be concerned that this fear of erring is itself the very error.
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— Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
Amid the pressure of great events, a general principle gives no help.
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— Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
We learn from history that man can never learn anything from history.
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— Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
Education is the art of making man ethical.
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— Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
Every idea, extended into infinity, becomes its own opposite.
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— Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
Philosophy is by its nature something esoteric, neither made for the mob nor capable of being prepared for the mob.
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— Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
An idea is always a generalization, and generalization is a property of thinking. To generalize means to think.
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— Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
No man is a hero to his valet. This is not because the hero is no hero, but because the valet is a valet.
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— Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
I have the courage to be mistaken.
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— Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
The History of the world is not the theatre of happiness. Periods of happiness are blank pages in it, for they are periods of harmony-periods when the antithesis is in abeyance.
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— Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
The owl of Minerva spreads its wings only with the falling of the dusk.
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— Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
Truth is found neither in the thesis nor the antithesis, but in an emergent synthesis which reconciles the two.
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— Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
Children are potentially free and their life directly embodies nothing save potential freedom. Consequently they are not things and cannot be the property either of their parents or others.
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— Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
It is solely by risking life that freedom is obtained; . . . the individual who has not staked his or her life may, no doubt, be recognized as a Person; but he or she has not attained the truth of this recognition as an independent self-consciousness.
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— Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
Genuine tragedies in the world are not conflicts between right and wrong. They are conflicts between two rights.
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— Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
We learn from history that we do not learn from history
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— Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
To be independent of public opinion is the first formal condition of achieving anything great.
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— Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
Public opinion contains all kinds of falsity and truth, but it takes a great man to find the truth in it. The great man of the age is the one who can put into words the will of his age, tell his age what its will is, and accomplish it. What he does is the heart and the essence of his age, he actualizes his age. The man who lacks sense enough to despise public opinion expressed in gossip will never do anything great.
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— Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
Nothing great in the world has ever been accomplished without passion.
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— Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
Impatience asks for the impossible, wants to reach the goal without the means of getting there. The length of the journey has to be borne with, for every moment is necessary.
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— Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
The state of man's mind, or the elementary phase of mind which he so far possesses, conforms precisely to the state of the world as he so far views it
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— Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
Life has value only when it has something valuable as its object.
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— Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
The more certain our knowledge the less we know.
— Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
A man who has work that suits him and a wife, whom he loves, has squared his accounts with life.
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— Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
The essence of the modern state is that the universal be bound up with the complete freedom of its particular members and with private well-being, that thus the interests of family and civil society must concentrate themselves on the state. It is only when both these moments subsist in their strength that the state can be regarded as articulated and genuinely organized.
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— Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
Too fair to worship, too divine to love.
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— Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
India has created a special momentum in world history as a country to be searched for knowledge.
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— Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
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.
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— Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
The courage of the truth is the first condition of philosophic study.
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— Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
The valor that struggles is better than the weakness that endures.
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— Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
Truth in philosophy means that concept and external reality correspond.
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— Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
War is progress, peace is stagnation.
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— Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
The learner always begins by finding fault, but the scholar sees the positive merit in everything.
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— Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
Not curiosity, not vanity, not the consideration of expediency, not duty and conscientiousness, but an unquenchable, unhappy thirst that brooks no compromise leads us to truth.
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— Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
Regarding History as the slaughter-bench at which the happiness of peoples, the wisdom of States, and the virtue of individuals have been victimized-the question involuntarily arises-to what principle, to what final aim these enormous sacrifices have been offered.
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— Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
Whatever happens, every individual is a child of his time; so philosophy too is its own time apprehended in thoughts. It is just as absurd to fancy that a philosophy can transcend its contemporary world as it is to fancy that an individual can overleap his own age, jump over Rhodes.
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— Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
Freedom is the fundamental character of the will, as weight is of matter... That which is free is the will. Will without freedom is an empty word.
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— Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
Mere goodness can achieve little against the power of nature.
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— Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
georg wilhelm friedrich hegel
Birth    : August 27, 1770
Death  : November 14, 1831
Occupation  : Philosopher