A philosophy without heart and a faith without intellect are abstractions from the true life of knowledge and faith.
Education is the art of making man ethical.
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. Only through the realization of great goals does a person reveal his strong character.
What is reasonable is real; that which is real is reasonable.
Poetry is the universal art of the spirit which has become free in itself and which is not tied down for its realization to external sensuous material; instead, it launches out exclusively in the inner space and the inner time of ideas and feelings.
An idea is always a generalization, and generalization is a property of thinking. To generalize means to think.
The significance of that 'absolute commandment' - know thyself - whether we look at it in itself or under the historical circumstances of its first utterance - is not to promote mere self-knowledge in respect of the particular capacities, character, propensities, and foibles of the single self. The knowledge it commands means that of man's genuine reality - of what is essentially and ultimately true and real - of spirit as the true and essential being.
When liberty is mentioned, we must always be careful to observe whether it is not really the assertion of private interests which is thereby designated.
The essence of the modern state is the union of the universal with the full freedom of the particular, and with the welfare of individuals.
Once the state has been founded, there can no longer be any heroes. They come on the scene only in uncivilized conditions.
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.
Amid the pressure of great events, a general principle gives no help.
The force of mind is only as great as its expression; its depth only as deep as its power to expand and lose itself. What experience and history teach is this - that nations and governments have never learned anything from history, or acted upon any lessons they might have drawn from it.
Mere goodness can achieve little against the power of nature.
The history of the world is none other than the progress of the consciousness of freedom.
The valor that struggles is better than the weakness that endures.
If you want to love you must serve, if you want freedom you must die.
The Few assume to be the deputies, but they are often only the despoilers of the Many.
Truth in philosophy means that concept and external reality correspond.
It is easier to discover a deficiency in individuals, in states, and in Providence, than to see their real import and value.
World history is a court of judgment.
Impatience asks for the impossible, wants to reach the goal without the means of getting there.
To be aware of limitations is already to be beyond them.
Genuine tragedies in the world are not conflicts between right and wrong. They are conflicts between two rights.Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel Philosophy