Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
(1770-1831) German Philosopher
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Nothing great in the world has ever been accomplished without passion.
It is a matter of perfect indifference where a thing originated; the only question is: 'is it true in and for itself?'
Reason is the substance of the universe. The design of the world is absolutely rational.
The first glance at History convinces us that the actions of men proceed from their needs, their passions, their characters and talents; and impresses us with the belief that such needs, passions and interests are the sole spring of actions.
What experience and history teach is this - that nations and governments have never learned anything from history, or acted upon any lessons they might have drawn from it.
We learn from history that we do not learn from history.