Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

German philosopher

Lived from: 1770-1831

Category: Philosophers

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    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. It is a land of desire for all those who are weary of the historical lumber-room of Old Europe.
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    Amid the pressure of great events, a general principle gives no help.
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    An idea is always a generalization, and generalization is a property of thinking. To generalize means to think.
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    Animals are in possession of themselves; their soul is in possession of their body. But they have no right to their life, because they do not will it.
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    As high as mind stands above nature, so high does the state stand above physical life. Man must therefore venerate the state as a secular deity. The march of God in the world, that is what the State is.
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    Education is the art of making man ethical.
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    If you want to love you must serve, if you want freedom you must die.
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    It is a matter of perfect indifference where a thing originated; the only question is: ''Is it true in and for itself?''
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    It is easier to discover a deficiency in individuals, in states, and in Providence, than to see their real import and value.
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    Mere goodness can achieve little against the power of nature.
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    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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    Once the state has been founded, there can no longer be any heroes. They come on the scene only in uncivilized conditions.
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    Poverty in itself does not make men into a rabble; a rabble is created only when there is joined to poverty a disposition of mind, an inner indignation against the rich, against society, against the government.
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    The courage of the truth is the first condition of philosophic study.
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    The East knew and to the present day knows only that One is Free; the Greek and the Roman world, that some are free; the German World knows that All are free. The first political form therefore which we observe in History, is Despotism, the second Democracy and Aristocracy, the third, Monarchy.
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