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    If we glance at the most important revolutions in history, we see at once that the greatest number of these originated in the periodical revolutions of the human mind.
    —Karl Wilhelm Von Humboldt (1767–1835)

    If it were not somewhat fanciful to suppose that every human excellence is presented, as it were, in one kind of being, we might believe that the whole treasure of morality and order is enshrined in the female character.
    Karl Wilhelm Von Humboldt (1767–1835)

    If it were not somewhat fanciful to suppose that every human excellence is presented, as it were, in one kind of being, we might believe that the whole treasure of morality and order is enshrined in the female character.
    Karl Wilhelm Von Humboldt (1767–1835)

    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.
    —Karl Wilhelm Von Humboldt (1767–1835)

    Possession, it is true, crowns exertion with rest; but it is only in the illusions of fancy that it has power to charm us.
    —Karl Wilhelm Von Humboldt (1767–1835)

    We cannot remain long in a conscious state or in consciousness, we must take refuge again in the unconscious since there are our roots.
    —Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749–1832)

    Those people upstairs think that Karl Marx was somebody who wrote a good anti-trust law.
    Warren Beatty (b. 1937)

    The History of the world is not the theatre of happiness. Periods of happiness are blank pages in it, for they are periods of harmony—periods when the antithesis is in abeyance.
    —Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (1770–1831)