Johann Herder

Johann Herder

German cultural historian
Whoever perseveres will be crowned.More Johann Herder quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Have you never observed that children will sometimes, of a sudden, give utterance to ideas which makes us wonder how they got possession of them? Which presuppose a long series of other ideas and secret self-communings? Which break forth like a full stream out of the earth, an infallible sign that the stream was not produced in a moment from a few raindrops, but had long been flowing concealed beneath the ground?More Johann Herder quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The friend who holds up before me the mirror, conceals not my smallest faults, warns me kindly, reproves me affectionately, when I have not performed my duty, he is my friend, however little he may appear so. But if a man praises and lauds me, never reproves me, overlooks my faults, and forgives them before I have repented, he is my enemy, however much he may appear my friend.More Johann Herder quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Man is a central creature between the animals, that is to say, the most perfect form, which unites the traits of all in the most complete epitome.More Johann Herder quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
So says the most ancient book of the Earth; thus it is written on its leaves of marble, lime, sand, slate, and clay: ... that our Earth has fashioned itself, from its chaos of substances and powers, through the animating warmth of the creative spirit, to a peculiar and original whole, by a series of preparatory revolutions, till at last the crown of its creation, the exquisite and tender creature man, was enabled to appear.More Johann Herder quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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