Quotation by Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

The heart-throb for the welfare of humanity therefore passes into the ravings of an insane self-conceit, into the fury of consciousness to preserve itself from destruction; and it does this by expelling from itself the perversion which it is itself, and by striving to look on it and express it as something else.
Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (1770–1831), German philosopher. Phenomenology of Spirit, section C, "Reason," par. 377, p. 226, Oxford University Press (1977).
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