Alas, where is there still a sea in which one could drown: thus our lament resounds? across shallow swamps.
- Johann Gottlieb Fichte,
- Immanuel Kant,
- Jurgen Habermas,
- Rudolf Carnap,
- Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel,
- Theodor Adorno,
- Edmund Husserl
But grant me from time to time—if there are divine goddesses in the realm beyond good and evil—grant me the sight, but one glance of something perfect, wholly achieved, happy, mighty, triumphant, something still capable of arousing fear! Of a man who justifies man, of a complementary and redeeming lucky hit on the part of man for the sake of which one may still believe in man!