The writer may very well serve a movement of history as its mouthpiece, but he cannot of course create it.
Form your life humanly, and you have done enough: but you will never reach the height of art and the depth of science without something divine.
The learner always begins by finding fault, but the scholar sees the positive merit in everything.
All history has been a history of class struggles between dominated classes at various stages of social development.
Death is imposed only on creatures, not their creations, and has therefore always appeared in art in a broken form: as allegory.
If anything is certain, it is that I myself am not a Marxist.
Whatever we, as prospective participants unaware of our specific features, would desire society to be like is what, morally speaking, we ought to institute.
How many authors are there among writers? Author means originator.
Total loyalty is possible only when fidelity is emptied of all concrete content, from which changes of mind might naturally arise.
Right is its own defense.