The human being is this night, this empty nothing, that contains everything in its simplicity - an unending wealth of many representations, images, of which none belongs to him - or which are not present. This night, the inner of nature, that exists here - pure self - in fantasmagorical representations, is night all around it, in which here shoots a bloody head - there another white ghastly apparition, suddenly here before it, and just so disappears. One catches sight of this night when one looks human beings in the eye - into a night that becomes awful... Here the night of the world approaches one. In this night, the Being withdrew.
Hegel, Jenaer Systementwürfe