Hegel : I will try to teach philosophy to speak German
"Luther made the Bible and you have made Homer speak German. This is the greatest gift which can be given to a people;
for a people remains barbaric and fails to see the excellence it knows as its own true property as long as it does not come to know it in its own language.
If you wish to forget these two examples, I still want to say of my own efforts that I will try to say my own efforts that I will try to teach philosophy to speak German.
If it ultimately comes to do that, then it will be infinitely more difficult to give triviality the appearance of profound speech."
(Briefe von und an Hegel, ed. Johannes Hoffmeister, 4 vols. [Hamburg: Meiner, 1952], 1 99-100).
source: Lauer : A Reading of Hegel's Philosophy of Spirit
Kojève :Introduction to the Reading of Hegel
Hyppolite : Genesis and Structure of Hegel's Phenomenology of Spirit
Loewenberg : Hegel's Phenomenology: Dialogues on the Life of the Mind
Hegel : The Encyclopaedia Logic (with the Zusatze) tr. T. F. Geraets, W. A. Suchting, and H. S. Harris, 1991.