Thus to be independent of public opinion is the first formal condition of achieving anything great or rational whether in life or in science. Great achievement is assured, however, of subsequent recognition and grateful acceptance by public opinion, which in due course will make it one of its own prejudices.
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Hegel, G. W. F. Grundlinien der Philosophie des Rechts. Philosophy of Right.] 1821, sect. 318.
Hegel, G. W. F. Outlines of the Philosophy of Right. Translated by T. M. Knox. Oxford UP, 2008.