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Quote Left Nothing is more witty and grotesque than ancient mythology and Christianity; that is because they are so mystical. Quote Right
Quote Left A priest is he who lives solely in the realm of the invisible, for whom all that is visible has only the truth of an allegory. Quote Right
Quote Left In the world of language, or in other words in the world of art and liberal education, religion necessarily appears as mythology or as Bible. Quote Right
Quote Left Irony is the form of paradox. Paradox is what is good and great at the same time. Quote Right
Quote Left Man is a creative retrospection of nature upon itself. Quote Right
Quote Left Wit as an instrument of revenge is as infamous as art is as a means of sensual titillation. Quote Right
Quote Left Considered subjectively, philosophy always begins in the middle, like an epic poem. Quote Right
Quote Left Every uneducated person is a caricature of himself. Quote Right
Quote Left In true prose everything must be underlined. Quote Right
Quote Left Mathematics is, as it were, a sensuous logic, and relates to philosophy as do the arts, music, and plastic art to poetry. Quote Right
Quote Left An aphorism ought to be entirely isolated from the surrounding world like a little work of art and complete in itself like a hedgehog. Quote Right
Quote Left Reason is mechanical, wit chemical, and genius organic spirit. Quote Right
Quote Left Morality without a sense of paradox is mean. Quote Right
Quote Left 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. Quote Right
Quote Left What is called good society is usually nothing but a mosaic of polished caricatures. Quote Right
Quote Left Religion must completely encircle the spirit of ethical man like his element, and this luminous chaos of divine thoughts and feelings is called enthusiasm. Quote Right
Quote Left A definition of poetry can only determine what poetry should be and not what poetry actually was and is; otherwise the most concise formula would be: Poetry is that which at some time and some place was thus named. Quote Right
Quote Left Wit is an explosion of the compound spirit. Quote Right
Quote Left Nothing truly convincing - which would possess thoroughness, vigor, and skill - has been written against the ancients as yet; especially not against their poetry. Quote Right
Quote Left Wit is the appearance, the external flash of imagination. Thus its divinity, and the witty character of mysticism. Quote Right
Quote Left Eternal life and the invisible world are only to be sought in God. Only within Him do all spirits dwell. He is an abyss of individuality, the only infinite plenitude. Quote Right
Quote Left When reason and unreason come into contact, an electrical shock occurs. This is called polemics. Quote Right
Quote Left The German national character is a favorite subject of character experts, probably because the less mature a nation, the more she is an object of criticism and not of history. Quote Right
Quote Left The genuine priest always feels something higher than compassion. Quote Right
Quote Left Many a witty inspiration is like the surprising reunion of befriended thoughts after a long separation. Quote Right
Quote Left A critic is a reader who ruminates. Thus, he should have more than one stomach. Quote Right
Quote Left Art and works of art do not make an artist; sense and enthusiasm and instinct do. Quote Right
Quote Left It is as deadly for a mind to have a system as to have none. Therefore it will have to decide to combine both. Quote Right
Quote Left A family can develop only with a loving woman as its center. Quote Right
Quote Left The historian is a prophet looking backward. Quote Right