Frases de Johann Gottlieb Fichte

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Johann Gottlieb Fichte

Data de nascimento: 19. Maio 1762
Data de falecimento: 27. Janeiro 1814
Outros nomes: Johann Fichte

Johann Gottlieb Fichte foi um filósofo alemão .

Foi um dos criadores do movimento filosófico conhecido como idealismo alemão, que desenvolveu a partir dos escritos teóricos e éticos de Immanuel Kant. Sua obra é frequentemente considerada como uma ponte entre as ideias de Kant e as de Hegel. Assim como Descartes e Kant, interessou-se pelo problema da subjectividade e da consciência. Fichte também escreveu trabalhos de filosofia política e é considerado como um dos primeiros pensadores do pangermanismo.


„O saber não é o absoluto, mas é absoluto como saber.“

„A língua de um povo é a sua alma.“


„Os teus atos, e não os teus conhecimentos, é que determinam o teu valor.“

„A man can do what he ought to do; and when he says he cannot, it is because he will not.“

„Men in the vehement pursuit of happiness grasp at the first object which offers to them any prospect of satisfaction, but immediately they turn an introspective eye and ask, ‘Am I happy?’ and at once from their innermost being a voice answers distinctly, ‘No, you are as poor and as miserable as before.' Then they think it was the object that deceived them and turn precipitately to another. But the second holds as little satisfaction as the first…Wandering then through life restless and tormented, at each successive station they think that happiness dwells at the next, but when they reach it happiness is no longer there. In whatever position they may find themselves there is always another one which they discern from afar, and which but to touch, they think, is to find the wished delight, but when the goal is reached discontent has followed on the way stands in haunting constancy before them.“

„What sort of philosophy one chooses depends, therefore, on what sort of man one is; for a philosophical system is not a dead piece of furniture that we can accept or reject as we wish, it is rather a thing animated by the soul of the person who holds it.“

„We do not act because we know, but we know because we are destined for action; practical reason is the root of all reason.“

„The aim of all government is to make all government superfluous.“


„The living and efficaciously acting moral order is itself God. We require no other God, nor can we grasp any other.“ Religious and Philosophical Writings of Johann Gottlieb Fichte

„Upon the progress of knowledge the whole progress of the human race is immediately dependent: he who retards that, hinders this also.“

„[T]he human being (and so all finite beings generally) becomes human only among others. Self and other stand in a relation of potential reciprocity.“

„Was ich als Wahrheit finde, wie es auch immer laute, soll mir willkommen sein. Ich will wissen. Mit derselben Sicherheit, mit welcher ich darauf rechne, daß dieser Boden mich tragen wird, wenn ich darauf trete, daß dieses Feuer mich verbrennen würde, wenn ich mich ihm näherte, will ich darauf rechnen können, was ich selbst bin, und was ich sein werde. Und sollte man etwa dies nicht können, so will ich wenigstens das wissen, daß man es nicht kann: Und selbst diesem Ausgange der Untersuchung will ich mich unterwerfen, wenn er sich mir als Wahrheit entdeckt.“

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