"Where there is politics or economics, there is no morality."
"Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future."Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel on John F. Kennedy
"Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress but I repeat myself."Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel on Mark Twain
"One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors."Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel on Plato
"If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there'd be a shortage of sand."Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel on Milton Friedman
"It is enough that the people know there was an election. The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything."Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel on Joseph Stalin
"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."