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Novalis quotes (21)

A character is a completely fashioned will.
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A hero is one who knows how to hang on one minute longer.
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Character and fate are two words for the same thing.
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Christianity is the root of all democracy, the highest fact in the rights of men.
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Every beloved object is the center point of a paradise.
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I often feel, and ever more deeply I realize, that fate and character are the same conception.
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Knowledge is only one half. Faith is the other.
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Learning is pleasurable but doing is the height of enjoyment.
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Nature is a petrified magic city.
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Nothing is more indispensable to true religiosity than a mediator that links us with divinity.
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Only an artist can interpret the meaning of life.
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Only as far as a man is happily married to himself is he fit for married life and family life in general.
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Philosophy is properly home-sickness; the wish to be everywhere at home.
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Poetry heals the wounds inflicted by reason.
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The artist belongs to his work, not the work to the artist.
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To become properly acquainted with a truth, we must first have disbelieved it, and disputed against it.
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We are more closely connected to the invisible than to the visible.
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We are near waking when we dream we are dreaming.
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We never completely comprehend ourselves, but we can do far more than comprehend.
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Where children are, there is the golden age.
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Where no gods are, spectres rule.
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