Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel was a German philosopher and the most important figure in German idealism. Profoundly inspirational Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel quotes will encourage growth in life, make you wiser and broaden your perspective.
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Freedom is the truth of necessity. Science Of Logic 1816.
Mere goodness can achieve little against the power of nature. Georg Hegel
To be independent of public opinion is the first formal condition of achieving anything great or rational. Philosophy Of Right 1821
Truth in philosophy means that concept and external reality correspond. Georg Hegel
When liberty is mentioned, we must always be careful to observe whether it is not really the assertion of private interests which is thereby designated. Lectures On The Philosophy Of History 1837.
Be a person and respect others as persons Georg Hegel
Man is an end in himself only by virtue of the divine in him that which we designated at the outset as Reason, or, insofar as it has activity and power of self-determination, as Freedom. General Introduction To The Philosophy Of History 1831
Freedom is the truth of necessity. Georg Hegel
America is, therefore, the land of the future, where, in the ages that lie before us, the burden of the World’s History shall reveal itself perhaps in a contest between North and South America. It is a land of desire for all those who are wary of the historical lumber-room of old Europe. Philosophy Of History 1831
Once the children have come of age, they become recognised as persons. Georg Hegel
Nothing great in the World has been accomplished without passion. Lectures On The Philosophy Of History 1837
Personality is that which struggles to lift itself above the restriction of being only subjective and to give itself reality. Georg Hegel
The History of the World is not the theater of happiness. Periods of happiness are blank pages in it, for they are periods of harmony, periods when the antithesis is in abeyance. Lectures On The Philosophy Of History 1837
There is nothing which is not an intermediate state between being and nothing. Georg Hegel
To him who looks upon the world rationally, the world in its turn presents a rational aspect. The relationship is mutual. Lectures On The Philosophy Of History 1837
Dialectic is here understood in the grasping of opposites in their unity or of the positive in the negative. Georg Hegel
To make abstractions hold in reality is to destroy reality. Lectures On The Philosophy Of History 1837.
No act of revenge is justified Georg Hegel
An idea is always a generalization, and generalization is a property of thinking. To generalize means to think. Elements Of The Philosophy Of Right 1820
A person must translate his freedom into an external sphere in order to exist as Idea. Georg Hegel
Amid the pressure of great events, a general principle gives no help. Lectures On The Philosophy Of History 1837
The wealthy man is directly compelled to modify his relation of mastery, and even others’ distrust for it, by permitting a more general participation in it. Georg Hegel
Truth in philosophy means that concept and external reality correspond. Elements Of The Philosophy Of Right 1820
The very fact that something is determined as a limitation implies that the limitation is already transcended. Georg Hegel
The history of the world is none other than the progress of the consciousness of freedom. Lectures On The Philosophy Of History 1837
Education is the art of making man ethical. Georg Hegel
World history is a court of judgment. Lectures On The Philosophy Of History 1837
The development of all natural and spiritual life rests solely on the nature of the pure essentialities which constitute the content of logic. Georg Hegel
In the case of various kinds of knowledge, we find that what in former days occupied the energies of men of mature mental ability sinks to the level of information, exercises, and even pastimes for children; and in this educational progress we can see the history of the world’s culture delineated in faint outline. The Phenomenology Of Spirit 1807
Impulses must be freed from the form of direct subjection to nature. Georg Hegel
Each of the parts of philosophy is a philosophical whole, a circle rounded and complete in itself. In each of these parts, however, the philosophical Idea is found in a particular specificality or medium. The single circle, because it is a real totality, bursts through the limits imposed by its special medium, and gives rise to a wider circle. The whole of philosophy in this way resembles a circle of circles. The Idea appears in each single circle, but, at the same time, the whole Idea is constituted by the system of these peculiar phases, and each is a necessary member of the organization.
The individual’s duty is to maintain the sovereignty of the state, at the risk and sacrifice of property and life. Georg Hegel
Life is essentially the concept which realizes itself only through self-division and reunification. Philosophy Of Nature 1830
Action has a multitude of consequences. Thus the will has the right to repudiate the imputation of all consequences except the first, since it alone was proposed. Georg Hegel
The Few assume to be the deputies, but they are often only the despoilers of the Many. Lectures On The Philosophy Of History 1837
Man is free, this is certainly the substantial nature of man; and not only is this liberty not relinquished in the state, but it is actually in the state that it is first realized. The freedom of nature, the gift of freedom, is not anything real; for the state is the first realization of freedom. Georg Hegel
We do not need to be shoemakers to know if our shoes fit, and just as little have we need to be professionals to acquire knowledge of matters of universal interest. Elements Of The Philosophy Of Right 1820
The spoken word unites the objectivity of the corporeal sign with the subjectivity of gesture, the articulation of the latter with the self awareness of the former Georg Hegel
Everything depends on grasping and expressing the ultimate truth not as Substance but as Subject as well. Preface to the Phenomenology Of Spirit 1807
To impose on others is hypocrisy; while to impose on oneself is a stage beyond hypocrisy. Georg Hegel
If we say ‘all animals’, that does not pass for zoology; for the same reason we see at once that the words absolute, divine, eternal, and so on do not express what is implied in them. Preface to the Phenomenology Of Spirit 1807
Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today. Malcolm X
The learner always begins by finding fault, but the scholar sees the positive merit in everything. Elements Of The Philosophy Of Right 1820
An investment in knowledge pays the best interest. Benjamin Franklin
Once the state has been founded, there can no longer be any heroes. They come on the scene only in uncivilized conditions.Elements Of The Philosophy Of Right 1820.
Absolute substance is the unity of the different self related and self existent self consciousnesses in the perfect freedom and independence of their opposition as component elements of that substance: Ego that is a plurality of Egos, and we that is a single Ego. Consciousness first finds self consciousness. The Phenomenology Of Spirit 1807
Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school. Albert Einstein
The master is in possession of a surplus of what is physically necessary; the servant lacks it, and indeed in such a way that the surplus and the lack of it are not accidental aspects but the indifference of necessary needs. System Of Ethical Life 1803
The more that you read, the more things you will know, the more that you learn, the more places you’ll go. Dr. Seuss
The richer in relationships thoughts become, the more confused and meaningless becomes their representation in such forms as numbers. Science Of Logic 1816
Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever. Mahatma Gandhi
The spoken word unites the objectivity of the corporeal sign with the subjectivity of gesture, the articulation of the latter with the self awareness of the former. System Of Ethical Life 1803
Education without values, as useful as it is, seems rather to make man a more clever devil. C.S. Lewis
This ideal and rational middle term is speech, the tool of reason, the child of intelligent beings. System Of Ethical Life 1803
The learning process continues until the day you die. Kirk Douglas
The wealthy man is directly compelled to modify his relation of mastery, and even others’ distrust for it, by permitting a more general participation in it. Jena Lectures, 1805
Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire. W.B. Yeats
Spirit is the nature of individuals, their immediate substance, and its movement and necessity; it is as much the personal consciousness in their existence as it is their pure consciousness, their life, their actuality. Jena Lectures, 1805
Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself. John Dewey
It is easier to discover a deficiency in individuals, in states, and in providence, than to see their real import or value. Lectures On The Philosophy Of History 1837.
Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family. Kofi Annan
Mere goodness can achieve little against the power of nature. Elements Of The Philosophy Of Right 1820.
A person who won’t read has no advantage over one who can’t read. Mark Twain
Only what is living feels lacking. Philosophy of Nature 1817.
I possess my life and my body, like other things, only in so far as my will is in them. Elements Of The Philosophy Of Right 1820
Education is a better safeguard of liberty than a standing army. Edward Everett
Education is the art of making man ethical. Elements Of The Philosophy Of Right 1820
They know enough who know how to learn. Henry Adams
What we want is to combine in our process of inquiry the action of the forms of thought with a criticism of them. The forms of thought must be studied in their essential nature and complete development: they are at once the object of research and the action of that object. This is Dialectic, instead of being brought to bear upon the categories from without, it is immanent in their own action. Shorter Logic 1830
Learning is like rowing upstream: not to advance is to drop back. Chinese proverb
Enjoying however an absolute liberty, the Idea does not merely pass over into life: in its own absolute truth it resolves to let the ‘moment’ of its particularity, or of the first characterization and other being, the immediate idea, as its reflected image, go forth freely as Nature. Concluding paragraph of The Shorter Logic 1830