„One can only become a philosopher, but not be one. As one believes he is a philosopher, he stops being one.“

—  Friedrich Schlegel, “Selected Aphorisms from the Athenaeum (1798)”, Dialogue on Poetry and Literary Aphorisms, Ernst Behler and Roman Struc, trans. (Pennsylvania University Press:1968) #54
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