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Biography - Novalis:

Novalis pen name of Georg Philipp Friedrich von Hardenberg. German poet, author, mystic and philosopher.
Born: 1772 - Died: 1801
19th century
18th century
Place of birth: Germany

Poetry heals the wounds inflicted by reason.

Poetry heals the wounds inflicted by reason.

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(German, French)

Die Poesie heilt die Wunden, die der Verstand schlägt.

La poésie guérit les blessures infligées par la raison.

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Why should poetry have to make sense?

Poetry is indispensable — if I only knew what for.

Quotes for: reason


Quotes about reason:

Truth prevails only to the extent that we successfully assert it. The victory of reason can only be the victory of rational people.

Have courage to use your own reason!

There is always some madness in love. But there is also always some reason in madness.

The heart has its reasons, of which reason knows nothing.

Good sense is, of all things among men, the most equally distributed; for every one thinks himself so abundantly provided with it, that those even who are the most difficult to satisfy in everything else, do not usually desire a larger measure of this quality than they already possess. And in this it is not likely that all are mistaken: the conviction is rather to be held as testifying that the power of judging aright and of distinguishing truth from error, which is properly what is called good sense or reason, is by nature equal in all men; and that the diversity of our opinions, consequently, does not arise from some being endowed with a larger share of reason than others, but solely from this, that we conduct our thoughts along different ways, and do not fix our attention on the same objects. For to be possessed of a vigorous mind is not enough; the prime requisite is rightly to apply it.

The weakness of human reason appears more evidently in those who know it not, than in those who know it.

Quotes for: poetry


Quotes about poetry:

Poetry is related to philosophy as experience is related to empirical science.

Poetry is finer and more philosophical than history for poetry expresses the universal, and history only the particular.

Poesy dissolves foreign being into our own.

Poetry implies the whole truth, philosophy expresses only a particle of it.

Love is the poetry of the senses.

Painting is poetry which is seen and not heard, and poetry is a painting which is heard but not seen.


Novalis also said...

Wisdom is harmony.

Philosophy is properly Home-sickness; the wish to be everywhere at home.
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Poesy dissolves foreign being into our own.

Everything mystical is personal — accordingly it is an elementary variation of the universe.

The heart is the key of the world and of life.
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Every human being should be an artist. Everything can become beautiful art.
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