Once the state has been founded, there can no longer be any heroes. They come on the scene only in uncivilized conditions.
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.
World history is a court of judgment.
Mark this well, you proud men of action! you are, after all, nothing but unconscious instruments of the men of thought.
The history of the world is none other than the progress of the consciousness of freedom.
To him who looks upon the world rationally, the world in its turn presents a rational aspect. The relation is mutual.
Truth in philosophy means that concept and external reality correspond.