Here is Yet Another Definition of Freedom

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)

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