Friedrich Schiller Quotes

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Friedrich Schiller Quotes

  • A gloomy guest fits not a wedding feast.

  • A merely fallen enemy may rise again, but the reconciled one is truly vanquished.

  • A noble heart will always capitulate to reason.

  • Aesthetic matters are fundamental for the harmonious development of both society and the individual.

  • Against stupidity the very gods themselves contend in vain.

  • All things must; man is the only creature that wills.

  • Appearance rules the world.

  • Art is the daughter of freedom.

  • Art is the right hand of Nature. The latter has only given us being, the former has made us men.

  • As freely as the firmament embraces the world, or the sun pours forth impartially his beams, so mercy must encircle both friend and foe.

  • Be noble minded! Our own heart, and not other men’s opinions of us, forms our true honor.

  • Dare to err and to dream. Deep meaning often lies in childish plays.

  • Disappointments are to the soul what a thunderstorm is to the air.

  • Every true genius is bound to be naive.

  • Freedom can occur only through education.

  • Full of wisdom are the ordinations of fate.

  • Grace is the beauty of form under the influence of freedom.

  • Great souls suffer in silence.

  • Happy he who learns to bear what he cannot change.

  • He who considers too much will perform little.

  • He who has done his best for his own time has lived for all times.

  • Honesty prospers in every condition of life.

  • I am better than my reputation.

  • In the society, where people are just parts in a larger machine, individuals are unable to develop fully.

  • It does not prove a thing to be right because the majority say it is so.

  • It hinders the creative work of the mind if the intellect examines too closely the ideas as they pour in.

  • It is criminal to steal a purse, daring to steal a fortune, a mark of greatness to steal a crown. The blame diminishes as the guilt increases.

  • It is difficult to discriminate the voice of truth from amid the clamor raised by heated partisans.

  • It is easy to give advice from a port of safety.

  • It is often wise to reveal that which cannot be concealed for long.

  • Keep true to the dreams of your youth.

  • Knowledge, the object of knowledge and the knower are the three factors which motivate action; the senses, the work and the doer comprise the threefold basis of action.

  • Live with your century; but do not be its creature.

  • Lose not yourself in a far off time, seize the moment that is thine.

  • Man only plays when in the full meaning of the word he is a man, and he is only completely a man when he plays.

  • Mankind is made great or little by its own will.

  • No doubt the artist is the child of his time; but woe to him if he is also its disciple, or even its favorite.

  • No emperor has the power to dictate to the heart.

  • Not without a shudder may the human hand reach into the mysterious urn of destiny.

  • Nothing leads to good that is not natural.

  • Of all the possessions of this life fame is the noblest; when the body has sunk into the dust the great name still lives.

  • Opposition always inflames the enthusiast, never converts him.

  • Peace is rarely denied to the peaceful.

  • Posterity weaves no garlands for imitators.

  • Power is the most persuasive rhetoric.

  • Revenge is barren of itself: it is the dreadful food it feeds on; its delight is murder, and its end is despair.

  • That which is so universal as death must be a benefit.

  • The greater part of humanity is too much harassed and fatigued by the struggle with want, to rally itself for a new and sterner struggle with error.

  • The history of the world is the world’s court of justice.

  • The jest loses its point when he who makes it is the first to laugh.

  • The key to education is the experience of beauty.

  • The rich become richer and the poor become poorer is a cry heard throughout the whole civilized world.

  • The strong man is strongest when alone.

  • The universe is one of God’s thoughts.

  • The voice of the majority is no proof of justice.

  • The will of man is his happiness.

  • The world is ruled only by consideration of advantages.

  • There is no such thing as chance; and what seem to us merest accident springs from the deepest source of destiny.

  • There is room in the smallest cottage for a happy loving pair.

  • They would need to be already wise, in order to love wisdom.

  • To gain a crown by fighting is great, to reject it divine.

  • To save all we must risk all.

  • Utility is the great idol of the age, to which all powers must do service and all talents swear allegiance.

  • Votes should be weighed not counted.

  • Who dares nothing, need hope for nothing.

  • Will it, and set to work briskly.

  • With stupidity the gods themselves struggle in vain.

  • Worthless is the nation that does not gladly stake its all on its honor.
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