Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel Quotes

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Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel was a writer and philosopher who was born on August 27, 1770 in Stuttgart, Germany. He is mostly famous for his philosophy of Hegelianism which basically explains that all reality can be expressed in rational categories.

Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel published several books which includes The Phenomenology of Spirit, Science of Logic, Lectures on the Philosophy of History, Elements of the Philosophy of Right as well as many others that have very much helped to shape the idealism of modern day German and perhaps the world.

Here are some famous Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel quotes on freedom, liberty, history and many other interesting topics of life and philosophy:

Famous Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel Quotes

Famous Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel Quotes

1. The true is the whole. -Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

2. War is progress, peace is stagnation. -Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

3. The more certain our knowledge the less we know. -Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

4. To be aware of limitations is already to be beyond them. -Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

5. Every idea, extended into infinity, becomes its own opposite. -Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

6. To be independent of public opinion is the first formal condition of achieving anything great. -Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

7. The learner always begins by finding fault, but the scholar sees the positive merit in everything. -Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

8. An idea is always a generalization, and generalization is a property of thinking. To generalize means to think. -Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

9. Truth is found neither in the thesis nor the antithesis, but in an emergent synthesis which reconciles the two. -Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

10. We do not need to be shoemakers to know if our shoes fit, and just as little have we any need to be professionals to acquire knowledge of matters of universal interest. -Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

11. The ignorant man is not free, because what confronts him is an alien world, something outside him and in the offing, on which he depends, without his having made this foreign world for himself and therefore without being at home in it by himself as in something his own. The impulse of curiosity, the pressure for knowledge, from the lowest level up to the highest rung of philosophical insight arises only from the struggle to cancel this situation of unfreedom and to make the world one’s own in one’s ideas and thought.

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12. I have the courage to be mistaken. -Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

13. I’m not ugly, but my beauty is a total creation. -Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

14. Beauty is merely the Spiritual making itself known sensuously. -Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

15. God is, as it were, the sewer into which all contradictions flow. -Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

16. Evil resides in the very gaze which perceives Evil all around itself. -Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

17. The valor that struggles is better than the weakness that endures. -Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

18. Nothing great in the world has ever been accomplished without passion. -Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

19. Destiny is consciousness of oneself, but consciousness of oneself as an enemy. -Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

20. The Few assume to be the deputies, but they are often only the despoilers of the Many. -Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

21. A man who has work that suits him and a wife, whom he loves, has squared his accounts with life. -Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

22. Genuine tragedies in the world are not conflicts between right and wrong. They are conflicts between two rights. -Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

23. Poverty in itself does not make men into a rabble; a rabble is created only when there is joined to poverty a disposition of mind, an inner indignation against the rich, against society, against the government. -Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel Quotes About History

Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel Quotes About History

24. World history is a court of judgment. -Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

25. Africa has no history and did not contribute to anything that mankind enjoyed. -Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

26. The history of the world is none other than the progress of the consciousness of freedom. -Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

27. We learn from history that we do not learn from history.

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28. What history teaches us is that neither nations nor governments ever learn anything from it. -Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

29. Governments have never learned anything from history, or acted on principles deducted from it. -Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel Quotes On Freedom & Liberty

Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel Quotes On Freedom & Liberty

30. 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. -Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

31. The people will learn to feel the dignity of man. They will not merely demand their rights, which have been trampled in the dust, but themselves will take them – make them their own. -Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

32. If you want to love you must serve, if you want freedom you must die.

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33. Children are potentially free and their life directly embodies nothing save potential freedom. Consequently they are not things and cannot be the property either of their parents or others. -Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

34. The East knew and to the present day knows only that One is Free; the Greek and the Roman world, that some are free; the German World knows that All are free. The first political form therefore which we observe in History, is Despotism, the second Democracy and Aristocracy, the third, Monarchy. -Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

35. The sole work and deed of universal freedom is therefore death, a death too which has no inner significance or filling, for what is negated is the empty point of the absolutely free self. It is thus the coldest and meanest of all deaths, with no more significance than cutting off a head of cabbage or swallowing a mouthful of water. -Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel