Unlucky Quotes (2 quotes)
A Frenchman who arrives in London, will find Philosophy, like every Thing else, very much changd there. He had left the World a plenum, and he now finds it a vacuum. At Paris the Universe is seen, composd of Vortices of subtile Matter; but nothing like it is seen in London. In France, tis the Pressure of the Moon that causes the Tides; but in England tis the Sea that gravitates towards the Moon; so what when you think that the Moon should make it flood with us, those Gentlemen fancy it should be Ebb, which, very unluckily, cannot be provd. For to be able to do this, tis necessary the Moon and the Tides should have been enquird into, at the very instant of the Creation.
To go straight to the deepest depth, I went for Hegel; what unclear thoughtless flow of words I was to find there! My unlucky star led me from Hegel to Schopenhauer Even in Kant there were many things that I could grasp so little that given his general acuity of mind I almost suspected that he was pulling the readers leg or was even an imposter.