Wit is the appearance the external flash of imagination. Thus its divinity and the witty character of mysticism.

Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel Imagination Quote

Where there is politics or economics there is no morality.

Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel Politics Quote

What is called good society is usually nothing but a mosaic of polished caricatures.

Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel Society Quote

There is no self-knowledge but an historical one. No one knows what he himself is who does not know his fellow men especially the most prominent one of the community the master’s master the genius of the age.

Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel Age Quote

Strictly speaking the idea of a scientific poem is probably as nonsensical as that of a poetic science.

Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel Science Quote

Religion can emerge in all forms of feeling: here wild anger there the sweetest pain here consuming hatred there the childlike smile of serene humility.

Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel Anger Quote

Plato’s philosophy is a dignified preface to future religion.

Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel Future Quote

Novels are the Socratic dialogues of our time. Practical wisdom fled from school wisdom into this liberal form.

Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel Wisdom Quote

Kant introduced the concept of the negative into philosophy. Would it not also be worthwhile to try to introduce the concept of the positive into philosophy?

Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel Positive Quote

Beauty is that which is simultaneously attractive and sublime.

Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel Beauty Quote