"Religion must completely encircle the spirit of ethical man like his element, and this luminous chaos of divine thoughts and feelings is called enthusiasm."
"This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple the philosophy is kindness."Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel on Dalai Lama
"I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ."Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel on Mahatma Gandhi
"I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else."Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel on C. S. Lewis
"Aim at heaven and you will get earth thrown in. Aim at earth and you get neither."Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel on C. S. Lewis
"I would rather live my life as if there is a God and die to find out there isn't, than live my life as if there isn't and die to find out there is."Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel on Albert Camus
"There is no self-knowledge but an historical one. No one knows what he himself is who does not know his fellow men, especially the most prominent one of the community, the master's master, the genius of the age."
"Religion can emerge in all forms of feeling: here wild anger, there the sweetest pain here consuming hatred, there the childlike smile of serene humility."
"Art and works of art do not make an artist sense and enthusiasm and instinct do."
"Wit as an instrument of revenge is as infamous as art is as a means of sensual titillation."
"In the world of language, or in other words in the world of art and liberal education, religion necessarily appears as mythology or as Bible."
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