Quotation by Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

In the case of all other sciences, arts, skills, and crafts, everyone is convinced that a complex and laborious programme of learning and practice is necessary for competence. Yet when it comes to philosophy, there seems to be a currently prevailing prejudice to the effect that, although not everyone who has eyes and fingers, and is given leather and last, is at once in a position to make shoes, everyone nevertheless immediately understands how to philosophize.
Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (1770–1831), German philosopher. Phenomenology of Spirit, preface, par. 67, p. 41, Oxford University Press (1977).
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