16 March (1789): Immanuel Kant to Heinrich Jung-Stilling

The principles that you suggest as foundational for a system of legislation cannot serve that purpose properly, since they are valid also as precepts for human beings in the state of nature, even the third of your principles, “Be a member of civil society.” One might raise the question how laws should be given in a civil society that is already presupposed…

6 March (1901): James Joyce to Henrik Ibsen

As one of the young generation for whom you have spoken I give you greeting—not humbly, because I am obscure and you in the glare, not sadly because you are an old man and I a young man, not presumptuously, nor sentimentally—but joyfully, with hope and with love, I give you greeting.