Stein and the Era of Reform in Prussia, 1807-1815

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Princeton University Press, 1922 - Prussia - 336 pages

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Page 94 - inexorable law of human souls, that we prepare ourselves for sudden deeds by the reiterated choice of good or evil that determines character.
Page 114 - The chief idea was to arouse a moral, religious and patriotic spirit in the nation, to instill into it again courage, confidence, readiness for every sacrifice in behalf of independence from foreigners and for the
Page 301 - Deutschland kann nur auf einem Wege zur politischen Einheit gelangen; dieser ist das Schwert. Wenn einer seiner Staaten alle anderen unterjocht. Für eine solche Unterwerfung ist die Zeit nicht gekommen.
Page 108 - of last year, which I presume to be known to you. I say, 'I presume,' since your persistent silence, which at first I laid to the account of the state of your health, must otherwise remain completely inexplicable.
Page 108 - I cannot possibly attribute your silence to mere defiance or disobedience to my commands, for in that case I should have to provide you with a suitable lodging. I am indeed well aware in what an insolent manner you have expressed yourself orally and in writing in the presence of Generals Riichel,
Page 135 - author of the unhappy Peace of Basel [Tilsit], an able and experienced soldier, but crafty, ambitious, envious, and paralysed by the routine of old age and the domination of a malicious and grasping wife. This party was joined by all the men of pleasure and fashion, eg Prince Hatzfeld, all
Page 110 - is a soulless, meaningless combination, capable of nothing but corrupt fermentation. If they ever want me again I shall demand a guarantee against unworthy treatment, and assume that the supreme direction of affairs is to be placed in the hands of intelligent, reasonable, and estimable persons.
Page 110 - Both parties were wrong; the king in refusing to listen to the voice of truth raised so often and from all sides, and in writing in such harsh language to a meritorious man; the minister in not using gentler and more respectful forms towards his master.
Page 254 - If it were possible after a series of privations, after boundless sufferings, to raise ourselves from ruin, who would not sacrifice everything in order to plant the seeds of a new fruit? Who would not gladly die if he might hope that they would spring up with new power and new life! But in
Page 110 - turn: I admire his patience and hope that it may be well grounded, but for myself I look for nothing from empty, slow, flat people.

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