Quotes by: Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel
Form your life humanly, and you have done enough: but you will never reach the height of art and the depth of science without something divine.
Irony is a clear consciousness of an eternal agility, of the infinitely abundant chaos.
A classical work doesn't ever have to be understood entirely. But those who are educated and who are still educating themselves must desire to learn more and more from it.
Many a witty inspiration is like the surprising reunion of befriended thoughts after a long separation.
If you want to see mankind fully, look at a family. Within the family minds become organically one, and for this reason the family is total poetry.
The poetry of this one is called philosophical, of that one philological, of a third rhetorical, and so on. Which is then the poetic poetry?
Religion must completely encircle the spirit of ethical man like his element, and this luminous chaos of divine thoughts and feelings is called enthusiasm.
Religion is absolutely unfathomable. Always and everywhere one can dig more deeply into infinities.
A so-called happy marriage corresponds to love as a correct poem to an improvised song.
Many works of the ancients have become fragments. Many works of the moderns are fragments at the time of their origin.