When philosophy paints its grey on grey, then has a shape of life grown old. By philosophy's grey on grey it cannot be rejuvenated but only understood. The owl of Minerva spreads its wings only with the falling of the dusk. G. W. F. Hegel, “Preface,” Philosophy of Right ((1821), translated by T. M. Knox (1952)), p. 13.
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