"Plato's philosophy is a dignified preface to future religion."
"The empires of the future are the empires of the mind."Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel on Winston Churchill
"Every saint has a past and every sinner has a future."Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel on Oscar Wilde
"Again, you can't connect the dots looking forward you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something - your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life."Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel on Steve Jobs
"I never think of the future - it comes soon enough."Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel on Albert Einstein
"It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves."Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel on William Shakespeare
"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."