“Nature is an aeolian harp, a musical instrument whose tones are the re-echo of higher strings within us.”
Variant translation: "Nature is an eolian harp - she is a musical instrument whose tones in turn are the keys of higher strings in us" - Notes for a Romantic Encyclopaedia [Das Allgemeine Brouillion] (1799), No. 966
“The seat of the soul is where the inner world and the outer world meet. Where they overlap, it is in every point of the overlap.”
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Born: May 2, 1772
Died: March 25, 1801 (aged 28)
Occupation: Poet, mystic, philosopher
Bio: Novalis was the pseudonym of Georg Philipp Friedrich Freiherr von Hardenberg, an author and philosopher of early German Romanticism.