"Beauty is that which is simultaneously attractive and sublime."
"Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it."Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel on Confucius
"To love beauty is to see light."Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel on Victor Hugo
"Beauty is only skin deep. If you go after someone just because she's beautiful but don't have anything to talk about, it's going to get boring fast. You want to look beyond the surface and see if you can have fun or if you have anything in common with this person."Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel on Amanda Peet
"A woman whose smile is open and whose expression is glad has a kind of beauty no matter what she wears."Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel on Anne Roiphe
"People are like stained - glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within."Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel on Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
"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."