But we cannot gain a world-spirit by a sudden destruction of our patriotism.
The task is that of staying in the world but keeping the world-spirit out of us.
Books are among the richest resources against narrowing local influences; they are the ripest expositions of the world-spirit.
The world-spirit is in the churches and has taken hold of our ministry.
God begins building a world as a world-spirit, out of a spirit brooding upon the waters.
A modern nation had arisen out of the old world-state and world-spirit.
Institutions change as history shows; but their change, the rise and fall of states, is the work of the "world-spirit."
Because only in living individuals does the world-spirit feel itself, attain to self-consciousness.
The world-spirit is a good swimmer, and storms and waves cannot drown him.
Well, this is an imperfect universe and the world-spirit, as Goethe said, is more tolerant than people think.