Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel (b. March 10): “Every uneducated person is a caricature of himself.”

10 Mar


Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel
, born 10 March 1772 and died 12 January 1829, was a German poet, literary critic, philosopher, philologist and indologist.

Quotes on writing:

  1. Every uneducated person is a caricature of himself.
  2. Only a man who is at one with the world can be at one with himself.
  3. An artist is he for whom the goal and centre of life is to form his mind.
  4. Wit is the appearance, the external flash of imagination. Thus its divinity, and the witty character of mysticism.
  5. Women are treated as unjustly in poetry as in life. The feminine ones are not idealistic, and the idealistic not feminine.

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