Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
  • Born: August 27, 1770
  • Died: November 14, 1831
  • Nationality: German
  • Profession: Philosopher









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Amid the pressure of world events, neither a general principle nor the remembrance of similar circumstances is of any help . . . . Something like pale recollection has no power against the vitality and freedom of the present History
Governments have never learned anything from history, or acted on principles deduced from it. History
In everything finite there are accidental elements Miscellaneous
In world history man’s actions result in something quite different from what he purposes or intends. History
Nations are what their deeds are. Foreign Policy, World & International Affairs
The history of the world is none other than the progress of the consciousness of freedom. History ;Freedom & Liberty
The kingdom of God is a condition in which God rules, and all determinations and rights are annulled Religion & God
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. History
Amid the pressure of great events, a general principle gives no help.
An idea is always a generalization, and generalization is a property of thinking. To generalize means to think.
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. Life
Education is the art of making man ethical. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training ;Arts, Culture, Entertainment & Lifestyle
Genuine tragedies in the world are not conflicts between right and wrong. They are conflicts between two rights.
Governments have never learned anything from history, or acted on principles deducted from it. History
I'm not ugly, but my beauty is a total creation.
It is easier to discover a deficiency in individuals, in states, and in Providence, than to see their real import and value.
Mark this well, you proud men of action! you are, after all, nothing but unconscious instruments of the men of thought.
Mere goodness can achieve little against the power of nature. Nature ;Power
Nothing great in the world has ever been accomplished without passion.
Once the state has been founded, there can no longer be any heroes. They come on the scene only in uncivilized conditions.
The Few assume to be the deputies, but they are often only the despoilers of the Many.
The learner always begins by finding fault, but the scholar sees the positive merit in everything.
To him who looks upon the world rationally, the world in its turn presents a rational aspect. The relation is mutual.
Too fair to worship, too divine to love. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
Truth in philosophy means that concept and external reality correspond. Truth
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. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training
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.
World history is a court of judgment. History

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