The Kingmaker!

Fichte, Schelling, Schopenhauer, and Nietzsche could all have said to Goethe what Georg Hegel wrote to him on April 24, 1825: 

“When I survey the course of my spiritual development, 
I see you everywhere woven into it and would like to call myself one of your sons, my inward nature has… set its course by your creations as by signal fires.” 
The point is not that Goethe provided convenient quotations for the philosophers. 
Nineteenth-century German philosophy consisted to a considerable extent in a series of efforts to assimilate the phe-nomenon of Goethe. 
As did so many to follow.

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