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Friedrich Hölderlin

Quote of Friedrich Hölderlin - Art is the transition from nature...

Biography - Friedrich Hölderlin:

German lyric poet.
Born: 1770 - Died: 1843
19th century
18th century
Place of birth: Germany

Art is the transition from nature to education, and from education to nature.



(German, French)

Die Kunst ist der Übergang aus der Natur zur Bildung, und aus der Bildung zur Natur.

L'art est le passage de la nature à l'éducation et de l'éducation à la nature.

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Truly, art is embedded in nature; he who can extract it, has it.

The mission of art is not to copy nature, but to express it!

Quotes for: art


Quotes about art:

My trade and art is to live.

The more I think about it the more I feel that there’s nothing more genuinely artistic than to love people.

Art is the elimination of the unnecessary.

I do not know what the spirit of a philosopher could more wish to be than a good dancer. For the dance is his ideal, also his fine art, finally also the only kind of piety he knows, his 'divine service.'

The art of living is more like wrestling than dancing.

A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament.

Quotes for: nature


Quotes about nature:

Painters understand nature and love her and teach us to see.

Man is but a reed, the most feeble thing in nature, but he is a thinking reed.

Nature, to be commanded, must be obeyed.

Never does nature say one thing and wisdom another.

Nature has placed mankind under the governance of two sovereign masters, pain and pleasure.

Nature is not only all that is visible to the eye... it also includes the inner pictures of the soul.

Quotes for: education


Quotes about education:

Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of the fire.

It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.

Children are educated by what the grown-up is and not by his talk.

Every man who rises above the common level has received two educations: the first from his teachers; the second, more personal and important, from himself.

Education is another sun to those who are educated.

The secret of education lies in respecting the pupil.


Friedrich Hölderlin also said...

But where the danger is,
also grows the saving power.

He who has thought most deeply loves what is most alive.

Like the disputes of lovers are the dissonances of the world. Reconciliation is there, even in the midst of strife, and all that is parted finds itself united again.

What has always made the state a hell on earth has been precisely that man has tried to make it heaven.

He who steps upon his misery stands higher.

We are nothing; what we seek is everything.

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