Favorite Quotations Novalis Novalis: Fichte Studies

"We are near waking when we dream we are dreaming." ~ Novalis

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Love is the final end of the world's history, the Amen of the universe.

There is but one temple in the universe and that is the body of man.

We seek the absolute everywhere and only ever find things.

To know a truth well, one must have fought it out.

The world state is the body, which is—animated by the world of beauty, the world of sociability. It is the necessary instrument of this world.

Apprenticeship suits the novice poet—academic study the novice philosopher.

We shall never entirely comprehend ourselves, but we will and can do much more than comprehend ourselves.

Death is a victory over the self—which, like all self-conquest, brings about a new, easier existence.

Life is the beginning of death. Life is for the sake of death. Death is at once the end and the beginning—at once separation and closer union of the self. Through death the reduction is complete.

The more poetic, the more real. This is the core of my philosophy.

Christianity is the root of all democracy, the highest fact in the rights of men.

Where children are, there is the golden age.