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What is the use of aesthetics if they can neither teach how to produce beauty nor how to appreciate it in good taste? It exists be ...
The way in which modern German poetry follows theories reminds me of pupils who, scolded by their teacher for their insubordinatio ...
The main reason why men and women make different aesthetic judgments is the fact that the latter, generally incapable of abstracti ...
As a means of contrast with the sublime, the grotesque is, in our view, the richest source that nature can offer.
For true poetry, complete poetry, consists in the harmony of contraries. Hence, it is time to say aloud--and it is here above all ...
Sublime upon sublime scarcely presents a contrast, and we need a little rest from everything, even the beautiful.
The beautiful has but one type, the ugly has a thousand.
The aim of art is almost divine: to bring to life again if it is writing history, to create if it is writing poetry.
The ideal and the beautiful are identical; the ideal corresponds to the idea, and beauty to form; hence idea and substance are cog ...
There are moods in which one feels the impulse to enter a tacit protest against too gross an appetite for pure aesthetics in this ...
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