Irony is a clear consciousness of an eternal agility, of the infinitely abundant chaos.
Duty is for Kant the One and All. Out of the duty of gratitude, he claims, one has to defend and esteem the ancients; and only out of duty has he become a great man.
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.
How many authors are there among writers? Author means originator.
Wit is an explosion of the compound spirit.
Considered subjectively, philosophy always begins in the middle, like an epic poem.
Kant introduced the concept of the negative into philosophy. Would it not also be worthwhile to try to introduce the concept of the positive into philosophy?
Witty inspirations are the proverbs of the educated.
He who does not become familiar with nature through love will never know her.
There are writers in Germany who drink the Absolute like water; and there are books in which even the dogs make references to the Infinite.