Karl Wilhelm Von Humboldt

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Karl Wilhelm Von Humboldt

I am more and more convinced that our happiness or our unhappiness depends far more on the way we meet the events of life than on the nature of those events themselves.More Karl Wilhelm Von Humboldt [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Providence certainly does not favor just certain individuals, but the deep wisdom of its counsel, instruction and ennoblement extends to all.More Karl Wilhelm Von Humboldt [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The government is best which makes itself unnecessary.More Karl Wilhelm Von Humboldt [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Wherever the citizen becomes indifferent to his fellows, so will the husband be to his wife, and the father of a family toward the members of his household.More Karl Wilhelm Von Humboldt [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Coercion may prevent many transgressions; but it robs even actions which are legal of a part of their beauty. Freedom may lead to many transgressions, but it lends even to vices a less ignoble form.More Karl Wilhelm Von Humboldt [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Freedom is but the possibility of a various and indefinite activity; while government, or the exercise of dominion, is a single, yet real activity. The longing for freedom, therefore, is at first only too frequently suggested by the deep-felt consciousness of its absence.More Karl Wilhelm Von Humboldt [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
If it were possible to make an accurate calculation of the evils which police regulations occasion, and of those which they prevent, the number of the former would, in all cases, exceed that of the latter.More Karl Wilhelm Von Humboldt [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The sensual and spiritual are linked together by a mysterious bond, sensed by our emotions, though hidden from our eyes. To this double nature of the visible and invisible world -- to the profound longing for the latter, coupled with the feeling of the sweet necessity for the former, we owe all sound and logical systems of philosophy, truly based on the immutable principles of our nature, just as from the same source arise the most senseless enthusiasms.More Karl Wilhelm Von Humboldt [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
However great an evil immorality may be, we must not forget that it is not without its beneficial consequences. It is only through extremes that men can arrive at the middle path of wisdom and virtue.More Karl Wilhelm Von Humboldt [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Possession, it is true, crowns exertion with rest; but it is only in the illusions of fancy that it has power to charm us.More Karl Wilhelm Von Humboldt [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
How a person masters his fate is more important than what his fate is.More Karl Wilhelm Von Humboldt [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Man is more disposed to domination than freedom; and a structure of dominion not only gladdens the eye of the master who rears and protects it, but even its servants are uplifted by the thought that they are members of a whole, which rises high above the life and strength of single generations.More Karl Wilhelm Von Humboldt [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
If we glance at the most important revolutions in history, we see at once that the greatest number of these originated in the periodical revolutions of the human mind.More Karl Wilhelm Von Humboldt [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
True enjoyment comes from activity of the mind and exercise of the body; the two are ever united.More Karl Wilhelm Von Humboldt [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
We cannot assume the injustice of any actions which only create offense, and especially as regards religion and morals. He who utters or does anything to wound the conscience and moral sense of others, may indeed act immorally; but, so long as he is not guilty of being importunate, he violates no right.More Karl Wilhelm Von Humboldt [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
If it were not somewhat fanciful to suppose that every human excellence is presented, as it were, in one kind of being, we might believe that the whole treasure of morality and order is enshrined in the female character.More Karl Wilhelm Von Humboldt [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
War seems to be one of the most salutary phenomena for the culture of human nature; and it is not without regret that I see it disappearing more and more from the scene.More Karl Wilhelm Von Humboldt [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
However great an evil immorality may be, we must not forget that it is not without its beneficial consequences. It is only through extremes that men can arrive at the middle path of wisdom and virtue.More Karl Wilhelm Von Humboldt [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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