Talk:Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
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- Abstraktionen in der Wirklichkeit geltend machen, heißt Wirklichkeit zerstören.
- To make abstractions hold in reality is to destroy reality.
- Was das Individuum betrifft, so ist ohnehin jedes ein Sohn seiner Zeit; so ist auch Philosophie ihre Zeit in Gedanken erfaßt.
- As far as the individual is concerned, each individual is in any case a child of his time; thus, philosophy, too, is its own time comprehended in thoughts.
- Any philosopher who uses the word "and" too often cannot be a good philosopher.
- I saw the Emperor — that world-soul — ride through the town to reconnoitre. It is indeed a strange feeling to see such a person, who here, from a single point, sitting on his horse, reaches over and masters the world!
- On first seeing Napoleon
- Variant: I saw the World Spirit seated on a horse.
- It is remarkable when a nation loses its Metaphysics, when the Spirit which contemplates its own Pure Essence is no longer a present reality in the life of a nation.
- Logic is to be understood as the System of Pure Reason, as the realm of Pure Thought. This realm is Truth as it is without veil, and in its own Absolute nature. It can therefore be said that this Content is the exposition of God as God is in God's eternal essence before the creation of Nature and a finite mind.
- The science of logic which constitutes Metaphysics proper or purely speculative philosophy, has hitherto still been much neglected.
- This is the simple insight, that Being is within the Concept.
Marx, the farce and the tragedy
- "Hegel remarks somewhere that all facts and personages of great importance in world history occur, as it were, twice. He forgot to add: the first time as tragedy, the second as farce." - Karl Marx