"We sometimes hear people say that they do not know
[wissen] what they are supposed to think in connection with a
concept they have grasped. When it comes to concepts, nothing
further needs to be thought than the very concept itself. What those people mean to express, however, is the yearning for some familiar, current representation [of things]; when deprived of its manner of representing, consciousness feels as if it had lost the ground in which it is otherwise so firmly rooted and at home. When it finds itself transposed into the pure region of concepts, it no longer knows [weiss] where in the world it is. - As a result, those writers, preachers, speakers, etc., are regarded as the most intelligible who tell their readers or listeners things which they knew already by heart: things which are familiar to them and ‘self-evident’."
G.W.F Hegel, Encyclopedia of the Philosophical Sciences in Basic Outline, Part 1: Science of Logic [The ‘Lesser’ or ‘Encyclopedia’ Logic], Cambridge U, 2010, p. 31 (via fuckyeahdialectics)