“Nothing … is more manifestly contrary to the purpose of political government than the unnatural enlargement of states, the wild mixing of various races and nationalities under one sceptre. Such states are … wholly devoid of inner life, and their component parts are connected through mechanical contrivances instead of bonds of sentiment.” – Johann Gottfried Herder

“Nothing … is more manifestly contrary to the purpose of political government than the unnatural enlargement of states, the wild mixing of various races and nationalities under one sceptre. Such states are … wholly devoid of inner life, and their component parts are connected through mechanical contrivances instead of bonds of sentiment.” – Johann Gottfried Herder

“Nothing … is more manifestly contrary to the purpose of political government than the unnatural enlargement of states, the wild mixing of various races and nationalities under one sceptre. Such states are … wholly devoid of inner life, and their...

“Nothing … is more manifestly contrary to the purpose of political government than the unnatural enlargement of states, the wild mixing of various races and nationalities under one sceptre. Such states are … wholly devoid of inner life, and their...

“Every one loves his country, his manners, his language, his wife, his children; not because they are the best in the World, but because they are absolutely his own, and he loves himself and his own labours in them.”  Johann Gottfried von Herder  (*1744 - 1803†)

“Every one loves his country, his manners, his language, his wife, his children; not because they are the best in the World, but because they are absolutely his own, and he loves himself and his own labours in them.” Johann Gottfried von Herder (*1744 - 1803†)

Without inspiration,  the best powers of the mind remain dormant.  There is a fuel in us which needs to be ignited with sparks. ~Johann Gottfried von Herder (1744-1803)

Without inspiration, the best powers of the mind remain dormant. There is a fuel in us which needs to be ignited with sparks. ~Johann Gottfried von Herder (1744-1803)

Gedanken und Aphorismen von Johann Gottfried Herder di MendoliaBookstore su Etsy

Gedanken und Aphorismen von Johann Gottfried Herder di MendoliaBookstore su Etsy

Gore Vidal Quote: “Today’s public figures can no longer write their own speeches or books, and there is some evidence that they can’t read them either.”

Gore Vidal Quote: “Today’s public figures can no longer write their own speeches or books, and there is some evidence that they can’t read them either.”

Alexander Trippel, Johann Gottfried Herder, 1790, Marmor; verzameling van Goethe

Alexander Trippel, Johann Gottfried Herder, 1790, Marmor; verzameling van Goethe

Johann Gottfried von Herder, geadelt 1802 (* 25. August 1744 in Mohrungen, Königreich Preußen; † 18. Dezember 1803 in Weimar), war ein deutscher Dichter, Übersetzer, Theologe sowie Geschichts- und Kultur-Philosoph der Weimarer Klassik. Er war einer der einflussreichsten Schriftsteller und Denker deutscher Sprache im Zeitalter der Aufklärung und zählt mit Christoph Martin Wieland, Johann Wolfgang Goethe und Friedrich Schiller zum klassischen Viergestirn von Weimar.

Johann Gottfried von Herder, geadelt 1802 (* 25. August 1744 in Mohrungen, Königreich Preußen; † 18. Dezember 1803 in Weimar), war ein deutscher Dichter, Übersetzer, Theologe sowie Geschichts- und Kultur-Philosoph der Weimarer Klassik. Er war einer der einflussreichsten Schriftsteller und Denker deutscher Sprache im Zeitalter der Aufklärung und zählt mit Christoph Martin Wieland, Johann Wolfgang Goethe und Friedrich Schiller zum klassischen Viergestirn von Weimar.

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