Sunday, 26 November 2017

Quotations from Hegel

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


To be independent of public opinion is the first formal condition of achieving anything great.

We learn from history that we do not learn from history.

Education is the art of making man ethical.



We do not need to be shoemakers to know if our shoes fit, and just as little have we any need to be professionals to acquire knowledge of matters of universal interest.

Once the state has been founded, there can no longer be any heroes. They come on the scene only in uncivilized conditions.

The ignorant man is not free, because what confronts him is an alien world, something outside him and in the offing, on which he depends, without his having made this foreign world for himself and therefore without being at home in it by himself as in something his own. The impulse of curiosity, the pressure for knowledge, from the lowest level up to the highest rung of philosophical insight arises only from the struggle to cancel this situation of unfreedom and to make the world one's own in one's ideas and thought.


The owl of Minerva spreads its wings only with the falling of the dusk.

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