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Georg Hegel
(1770-1831) born on
Aug 27
German philosopher. His philosophical system emphasized history and ideas from thesis to antithesis; influenced Sartre, Marx and others.
         
   
F
We do not need to be shoemakers to know if our shoes fit, and just as little have we any need to be professionals to acquire knowledge of matters of universal interest.

R
The learner always begins by finding fault, but the scholar sees the positive merit in everything.
A
An idea is always a generalization, and generalization is a property of thinking. To generalize means to think.
N
It is a matter of perfect indifference where a thing originated; the only question is: "Is it true in and for itself?"
K
No man is a hero to his valet. This is not because the hero is no hero, but because the valet is a valet.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "The Philosophy of Right," no. 58, 1821.
R: "The Philosophy of Right," "The State," addition 160, 1821.
A: "The Philosophy of Right," "Introduction," addition 4, 1821.
N: "The Philosophy of History," pt. 3, sct. 3, ch. 2, 1837.
K: In "Wisdom of the Ages at Your Fingertips," MCR software, 1995.
   


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