Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

What experience and history teach is this β€” that nations and governments have never learned anything from history, or acted upon any lessons they might have drawn from it.
Lectures on the Philosophy of History
To him who looks upon the world rationally, the world in its turn presents a rational aspect. The relation is mutual.
Lectures on the Philosophy of History
What is reasonable is real; that which is real is reasonable.
Elements of the Philosophy of Right
The essence of the modern state is the union of the universal with the full freedom of the particular, and with the welfare of individuals.
Elements of the Philosophy of Right
The owl of Minerva first begins her flight with the onset of dusk.
Elements of the Philosophy of Right
The heart is everywhere, and each part of the organism is only the specialized force of the heart itself.
Encyclopedia of the Philosophical Sciences
History, is a conscious, self-meditating process β€” Spirit emptied out into Time.
The Phenomenology of Spirit
The force of mind is only as great as its expression; its depth only as deep as its power to expand and lose itself.
The Phenomenology of Spirit
The goal to be reached is the mind’s insight into what knowing is. Impatience asks for the impossible, wants to reach the goal without the means of getting there. The length of the journey has to be borne with, for every moment is necessary, ... because by nothing less could that all-pervading mind ever manage to become conscious of what itself is β€” for that reason, the individual mind, in the nature of the case, cannot expect by less toil to grasp what its own substance contains.
The Phenomenology of Spirit