"Man is a creative retrospection of nature upon itself."
"Green is the prime color of the world, and that from which its loveliness arises."Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel on Pedro Calderon de la Barca
"And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom."Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel on Anais Nin
"Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better."Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel on Albert Einstein
"I thank you God for this most amazing day, for the leaping greenly spirits of trees, and for the blue dream of sky and for everything which is natural, which is infinite, which is yes."Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel on e. e. cummings
"All my life I have tried to pluck a thistle and plant a flower wherever the flower would grow in thought and mind."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."