Friedrich Schiller - Quotes

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Keep true to the dreams of your youth.

Keep true to the dreams of your youth.

Honesty prospers in every condition of life. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

The strong man is strongest when alone.

The strong man is strongest when alone.

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

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

Peace is rarely denied to the peaceful.

Peace is rarely denied to the peaceful.

Happy he who learns to bear what he cannot change.

Happy he who learns to bear what he cannot change.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Disappointments are to the soul what a thunderstorm is to the air. ---->>>

Every true genius is bound to be naive.

Every true genius is bound to be naive.

Art is the daughter of freedom.

Art is the daughter of freedom.

Against stupidity the very gods themselves contend in vain. ---->>>

Great souls suffer in silence. ---->>>

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

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

Nothing leads to good that is not natural.

Nothing leads to good that is not natural.

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

Mankind is made great or little by its own will.

Mankind is made great or little by its own will.

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

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

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. ---->>>

Appearance rules the world. ---->>>

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

The universe is one of God's thoughts. ---->>>

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

Who dares nothing, need hope for nothing. ---->>>

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

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

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

With stupidity the gods themselves struggle in vain. ---->>>

A gloomy guest fits not a wedding feast.

A gloomy guest fits not a wedding feast.

The key to education is the experience of beauty. ---->>>

A noble heart will always capitulate to reason. ---->>>

Power is the most persuasive rhetoric.

Power is the most persuasive rhetoric.

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. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

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

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

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

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

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. ---->>>

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

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

The world is ruled only by consideration of advantages. ---->>>

Freedom can occur only through education. ---->>>

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

Will it, and set to work briskly. ---->>>

He who considers too much will perform little. ---->>>

I am better than my reputation. ---->>>

The voice of the majority is no proof of justice. ---->>>

To save all we must risk all. ---->>>

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

Opposition always inflames the enthusiast, never converts him. ---->>>

Posterity weaves no garlands for imitators. ---->>>

The history of the world is the world's court of justice. ---->>>

Full of wisdom are the ordinations of fate. ---->>>

The will of man is his happiness. ---->>>

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

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

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

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

Votes should be weighed not counted. ---->>>

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

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

Biography

Nationality: German
Born: November 10, 1759
Birthplace:
Die: May 9, 1805
Occupation: Dramatist
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Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller (German: [ˈjoːhan ˈkʁɪstɔf ˈfʁiːdʁɪç fɔn ˈʃɪlɐ]; 10 November 1759 – 9 May 1805) was a German poet, philosopher, physician, historian, and playwright. During the last seventeen years of his life (1788–1805), Schiller struck up a productive, if complicated, friendship with the already famous and influential Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (wikipedia)