"Nature is visible Spirit; Spirit is invisible Nature." (from Ideen)
From his Philosophical Inquiries into the Nature of Human Freedom:
“Has creation a final goal? And if so, why was it not reached at once? Why was the consummation not realized from the beginning? To these questions there is but one answer: Because God is Life, and not merely Being.”
"Only he who has tasted freedom can feel the desire to make over everything in its image, to spread it throughout the whole universe."