Inspirational Benedetto Croce Quotes

Benedetto Croce (25 February 1866 – 20 November 1952) was an Italian idealist philosopher and historian. This post features some Inspirational Benedetto Croce Quotes.

He wrote on numerous topics, including philosophy, history, historiography and aesthetics. He was a liberal, although he opposed laissez-faire free trade and had considerable influence on other Italian intellectuals, including both Marxist Antonio Gramsci and fascist Giovanni Gentile. He was President of PEN International, the worldwide writers’ association, from 1949 until 1952.

Benedetto Croce Quotes
Benedetto Croce Quotes

Benedetto Croce Quotes

“Art is a true aesthetic synthesis , “a priori” of feeling and image in the intuition, as to which it may be repeated that feeling without image is blind, and image without feeling is void.”
― Benedetto Croce

“Art is ruled uniquely by the imagination.”
― Benedetto Croce

“Art is what everyone knows it is.”
― Benedetto Croce

“We shall not understand the history of men and of other times unless we ourselves are alive to the requirements which that history satisfied, nor will our successors understand the history of our time unless they fulfill these conditions.”
― Benedetto Croce

“All history is contemporary history.”
― Benedetto Croce

“History is various and sinuous and no essential part of the human spirit is ever wholly absent from it.”
― Benedetto Croce

“Art is ruled uniquely by the imagination. Images are it’s only wealth. It does not classify objects, it does not pronounce them real or imaginary, does not qualify them does not define them; it feels and presents them.”
― Benedetto Croce

“Morality, and the ideal of freedom which is the political expression of morality, are not the property of a given party or group, but a value that is fundamentally and universally human… No people will be truly free till all are free.”
― Benedetto Croce

“The translation called good has original value as a work of art.”
― Benedetto Croce

“We shall not understand the history of men and other times unless we ourselves are alive to the requirements which that history satisfied.”
Benedetto Croce

“Burdening is the one who takes away our solitude but does not give us company.”
― Benedetto Croce

“Historical judgement is not a variety of knowledge, it is knowledge itself; it is the form which completely fills and exhausts the field of knowing, leaving no room for anything else.”
― Benedetto Croce

“We are products of the past and we live immersed in the past, which encompasses us. How can we move towards the new life, how create new activities without getting out of the past and without placing ourselves above it? And how can we place ourselves above the past if we are in it and it is in us? There is no other way out except through thought, which does not break off relations with the past but rises ideally above it and converts it into knowledge.”
― Benedetto Croce

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