Friedrich Schlegel Quotes (99 quotes)
Dialogue on poetry and literary aphorisms (Pennsylvania State University Press, 1968), translated by E. Behler and R. Struc, p. 128, Aphorism No. 73
“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.”
Selected Aphorisms from the Lyceum (1797) translated by Ernst Behler and Roman Struc, Dialogue on Poetry and Literary Aphorisms
“A definition of poetry can only determine what poetry should be and not what poetry actually was and is; otherwise the most concise formula would be: Poetry is that which at some time and some place was thus named.”
"Dialogue on poetry and literary aphorisms by Friedrich von Schlegel" translated by Ernst Behler and Roman Struc, Pennsylvania State University Press, 1968, p. 140
Dialogue on poetry and literary aphorisms (Pennsylvania State University Press, 1968), p. 137
In German: "Wo Politik ist oder Oekonomie, da ist keine Moral." - Selected Ideas (1799-1800)
“A critic is a reader who ruminates. Thus, he should have more than one stomach.”
Kritische Fragmente, 27
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Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsFriedrich Schlegel
Born: March 10, 1772
Died: January 12, 1829 (aged 56)
Bio: Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel was a German poet, critic and scholar. He was the younger brother of August Wilhelm Schlegel.