Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
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"Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel" was a German philosophy/German philosopher who was a major figure in German idealism. His Historicism/historicist and Idealism/idealist account of reality revolutionized European philosophy and served as an important precursor to Continental philosophy, Marxism and historism.

Hegel's principal achievement was his development of absolute idealism as a means to integrate the notions of mind, nature, Subject (philosophy)/subject, Object (philosophy)/object, psychology, State (polity)/the state, history, art, religion and philosophy. In particular, he developed the notion of the master–slave dialectic and the concept of Geist/ as the expression of the Aufheben/integration ("sublation", Aufheben), without Reduction (philosophy)/elimination or reduction, of otherwise seemingly contradictory or opposing ideas. Examples include relationships between nature and Freedom of will/freedom and between immanence and Transcendence (philosophy)/transcendence. He also made original and influential contributions to speculative logic, the role of history and the notions of the negative and the Ethics/ethical.

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God is, as it were, the sewer into which all contradictions flow.

What experience and history teaches us is that people and governments have never learned anything from history, or acted on principles deduced from it.

The first glance at History convinces us that the actions of men proceed from their needs, their passions, their characters and talents; and impresses us with the belief that such needs, passions and interests are the sole spring of actions.

Truth in philosophy means that concept and external reality correspond.

When liberty is mentioned, we must always be careful to observe whether it is not really the assertion of private interests which is thereby designated.

Poverty in itself does not make men into a rabble; a rabble is created only when there is joined to poverty a disposition of mind, an inner indignation against the rich, against society, against the government.

(History) The progress of the consciousness of freedom.

If you want to love you must serve, if you want freedom you must die.