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Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

Quote of Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel - The Owl of Minerva begins her...

Biography - Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel:

German philosopher.
Born: 1770 - Died: 1831
19th century
18th century
Place of birth: Germany

The Owl of Minerva begins her flight only at the coming of twilight.



Other version: "The owl of Minerva spreads its wings only with the falling of the dusk."

Source: Elements of the Philosophy of Right

Internet Archive - Hegel - Grundlinien der Philosophie des Rechts (de) 



(French, German)

Ce n'est qu'au début du crépuscule que la chouette de Minerve prend son envol.

Die Eule der Minerva beginnt erst mit der einbrechenden Dämmerung ihren Flug.

See also 

See also...

Philosophy triumphs easily over past evils and future evils; but present evils triumph over it.


Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel also said...

What experience and history teach is this — that people and governments never have learned anything from history, or acted on principles deduced from it.

The courage of Truth, the belief in the power of the spirit, is the first condition of philosophical study.

Among the special duties to others, the first is Truthfulness in speech and action.

Nothing great has ever been accomplished without passion.

Man is nothing but the series of his acts.

...that this fear of erring is really the error itself.

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