Art is ruled uniquely by the imagination.
All history is contemporary history.
Morality, and the ideal of freedom which is the political expression of morality, are not the property of a given party or group, but a value that is fundamentally and universally human... No people will be truly free till all are free.
Art is ruled uniquely by the imagination. Images are it's only wealth. It does not classify objects, it does not pronounce them real or imaginary, does not qualify them does not define them; it feels and presents them.
We shall not understand the history of men and other times unless we ourselves are alive to the requirements which that history satisfied.
This is a mission and a vision to do good as well as doing well.
The translation called good has original value as a work of art.
The writing of histories - as Goethe once noted - is one way of getting rid of the weight of the past.... The writing of history liberates us from history.
Historical judgement is not a variety of knowledge, it is knowledge itself; it is the form which completely fills and exhausts the field of knowing, leaving no room for anything else.
Art is what everyone knows it is.
History is various and sinuous and no essential part of the human spirit is ever wholly absent from it.
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