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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

Every human being should be an artist. Everything can become beautiful art.



(German, French)

Jeder Mensch sollte Künstler sein. Alles kann zur schönen Kunst werden.

Chaque homme devrait être un artiste. Tout peut devenir bel art.

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Quotes for: art


Quotes about art:

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

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.

Quotes for: artist


Quotes for: artist

Whoever wants to know something about me - as an artist which alone is significant - they should look attentively at my pictures and there seek to recognise what I am and what I want.

The artist who aims at perfection in everything achieves it in nothing.

Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.

Every portrait that is painted with feeling is a portrait of the artist, not of the sitter.

Great artists have no country.

True artists scorn nothing: they are obliged to understand rather than to judge.

Quotes for: Man


Quotes about man, all human beings:

No man is weak by choice.

Man arrives as a novice at each age of his life.

The greatness of man lies in his decision to be stronger than his condition.

Man is the future of man.

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

We build too many walls and not enough bridges.


Novalis also said...

Wisdom is harmony.

Philosophy is properly Home-sickness; the wish to be everywhere at home.

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.

Poetry heals the wounds inflicted by reason.

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