Every actual democracy rests on the principle that not only are equals equal but unequals will not be treated equally.Democracy requires, therefore, first homogeneity and second—if the need arises elimination or eradication of heterogeneity.

— Carl Schmitt

The most uplifting Carl Schmitt quotes that will add value to your life

The essence of liberalism is negotiation, a cautious half measure, in the hope that the definitive dispute, the decisive bloody battle, can be transformed into a parliamentary debate and permit the decision to be suspended forever in an everlasting discussion.


Tell me who your enemy is, and I will tell you who you are.


The specific political distinction to which political actions and motives can be reduced is that between friend and enemy.


The exception is more interesting than the rule.

The rule proves nothing; the exception proves everything. In the exception the power of real life breaks through the crust of a mechanism that has become torpid by repetition.


When will we learn that childhood is in a great sense not simply a preparation for adult life but a thing unique and complete in itself—a masterpiece of God.


All law is situational law. The sovereign produces and guarantees the situation in its totality. He has the monopoly over this last decision.


The metaphysical image that a definite epoch forges of the world has the same structure as what the world immediately understands to be appropriate as a form of its political organization.


Sovereign is he who decides on the exception.


A world state which which embraces the entire globe and all of humanity cannot exist. The political world is a pluriverse, not a universe.


All significant concepts of the modern theory of the state are secularized theological concepts.


I want to paint a canvasthat will be nothing but harmonious tone.