"All men are somewhat ridiculous and grotesque, just because they are men and in this respect artists might well be regarded as man multiplied by two. So it is, was, and shall be."
"An individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for the law."Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Everyone should be respected as an individual, but no one idolized."Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel on Albert Einstein
"Let every man be respected as an individual and no man idolized."Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel on Albert Einstein
"Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone but if someone puts his hand on you, send him to the cemetery."Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel on Malcolm X
"If once you forfeit the confidence of your fellow-citizens, you can never regain their respect and esteem."Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel on Abraham Lincoln
"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."