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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)
The East knew and to the present day knows only that One is Free; the Greek and the Roman world, that some are free; the German World knows that All are free. The first political form therefore which we observe in History, is Despotism, the second Democracy and Aristocracy, the third, Monarchy.
Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (1770–1831), German philosopher. "Classification of Historic Data," The Philosophy of History (1837).
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