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Wilhelm von Humboldt

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Biography - Wilhelm von Humboldt:

Born: 1767 - Died: 1835
Period:
19th century
18th century
Place of birth: Germany
Germany

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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.
Wilhelm von Humboldt




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Since love grows within you, so beauty grows. For love is the beauty of the soul.”
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What beauty is, I know not.”
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I hold that the perfection of form and beauty is contained in the sum of all men.”
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Beauty is the sole ambition, the exclusive goal of Taste.”
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I can barely conceive of a type of beauty in which there is no Melancholy.”
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People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.”
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"Just living is not enough," said the butterfly, "one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower."”
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There is no easy walk to freedom anywhere.”
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This is the highest wisdom that I own; freedom and life are earned by those alone who conquer them each day anew.”
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Forgiveness is the key to action and freedom.”
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Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it.”
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The most dangerous worldview is the worldview of those who have not viewed the world. ”
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True enjoyment comes from activity of the mind and exercise of the body the two are ever united.”
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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.”
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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.”
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