"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."
"Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter."Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel on Mark Twain
"Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young."Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel on Henry Ford
"Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been."Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel on Mark Twain
"True terror is to wake up one morning and discover that your high school class is running the country."Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel on Kurt Vonnegut
"A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday but never remembers her age."Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel on Robert Frost
"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."
"An aphorism ought to be entirely isolated from the surrounding world like a little work of art and complete in itself like a hedgehog."