"Novels are the Socratic dialogues of our time. Practical wisdom fled from school wisdom into this liberal form."
"Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail."Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel on Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Experience is not what happens to you it's what you do with what happens to you."Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel on Aldous Huxley
"For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone."Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel on Audrey Hepburn
"By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest Second, by imitation, which is easiest and third by experience, which is the bitterest."Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel on Confucius
"If you're trying to achieve, there will be roadblocks. I've had them everybody has had them. But obstacles don't have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it."Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel on Michael Jordan
"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."