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Quotation by Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
"Classification of Historic Data" The Philosophy of History (1837) "Introduction" The Philosophy of History (1837) "Introduction" The Philosophy of Right (1821, trans. 1942) Lectures on The History of Philosophy, vol. 1, introduction, p. 52, Humanities Press (1974) Logic, part 1: the Encyclopedia, ch. 4, "Second Attitude of Thought to Objectivity," section 60, p. 91, Oxford University Press (1975)
Regarding History as the slaughter-bench at which the happiness of peoples, the wisdom of States, and the virtue of individuals have been victimized—the question involuntarily arises—to what principle, to what final aim these enormous sacrifices have been offered.
Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (1770–1831), German philosopher. The Philosophy of History, sect. 3, introduction (1837).
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