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James Wood, comp.  Dictionary of Quotations.  1899.
  A thing is what it is, only in and by means of its limit.  1
  Alles, was ist, ist vernünftig—Everything which is, is agreeable to reason.  2
  Christianity is a religion that can make men good, only if they are good already.  3
  Der Muth der Wahrheit ist die erste Bedingung des philosophischen Studiums—The courage of truth is the first qualification for philosophic study.  4
  He who wills all, wills in effect nothing, and brings it to nothing.  5
  The courage (Muth) of truth is the first condition of philosophic study.  6
  The spirit is higher than nature.  7
  The spiritual is higher than the external; the spiritual cannot be externally authenticated.  8
  The valour that struggles is better than the weakness that endures.  9
  Was vernünftig ist, das ist wirklich; und was wirklich ist, das ist vernünftig—What is rational is actual; and what is actual is rational.  10
  We must hold by what is definite, and not split up our strength in many directions.  11
  What a man does, that he is.  12
  Willst du leben, musst du dienen; willst du frei sein, musst du sterben—Wouldst thou love, thou must serve; would thou be free, thou must die.  13

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