Yesterday, I accidentally came across a few lines by Friedrich Wilhelm Schelling. As I see it, they are a beautiful addition to my list of eight “Freedoms“ (Freiheiten).
Happy is he,
who is allowed to be what he is;
he who measures the way and the goal
with his own eye!
It is said that the Bavarian King Maximilian II ordered the following sentence to be engraved into his tombstone:
“To the First German Philosopher (!)”.
I took the picture of Herrn Schelling from wikipedia, where it is part of the central media archive Wikimedia Commons.
(Translated by EG)