"What is called good society is usually nothing but a mosaic of polished caricatures."
"You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty."Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel on Mahatma Gandhi
"An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life."Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel on Robert A. Heinlein
"It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society."Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel on Jiddu Krishnamurti
"A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both."Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel on Dwight D. Eisenhower
"There is more to life than increasing its speed."Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel on Mahatma Gandhi
"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."