Heinrich Heine - Quotes

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When words leave off, music begins.

When words leave off, music begins.

Communism possesses a language which every people can understand - its elements are hunger, envy, and death. ---->>>

Music played at weddings always reminds me of the music played for soldiers before they go into battle.

Music played at weddings always reminds me of the music played for soldiers before they go into battle.

Wherever they burn books they will also, in the end, burn human beings. ---->>>

God will forgive me. It's his job.

God will forgive me. It's his job.

If the Romans had been obliged to learn Latin, they would never have found time to conquer the world.

If the Romans had been obliged to learn Latin, they would never have found time to conquer the world.

When the heroes go off the stage, the clowns come on. ---->>>

It is a common phenomenon that just the prettiest girls find it so difficult to get a man. ---->>>

Like a great poet, Nature knows how to produce the greatest effects with the most limited means. ---->>>

Experience is a good school. But the fees are high.

Experience is a good school. But the fees are high.

I will not say that women have no character; rather, they have a new one every day.

I will not say that women have no character; rather, they have a new one every day.

I have never seen an ass who talked like a human being, but I have met many human beings who talked like asses. ---->>>

You cannot feed the hungry on statistics.

You cannot feed the hungry on statistics.

Sleep is good, death is better; but of course, the best thing would to have never been born at all. ---->>>

Talking and eloquence are not the same: to speak and to speak well are two things. A fool may talk, but a wise man speaks. ---->>>

Whether a revolution succeeds or fails people of great hearts will always be sacrificed to it. ---->>>

Whatever tears one may shed, in the end one always blows one's nose. ---->>>

He only profits from praise who values criticism. ---->>>

Human misery is too great for men to do without faith.

Human misery is too great for men to do without faith.

I fell asleep reading a dull book and dreamed I kept on reading, so I awoke from sheer boredom. ---->>>

Christ rode on an ass, but now asses ride on Christ. ---->>>

It is extremely difficult for a Jew to be converted, for how can he bring himself to believe in the divinity of - another Jew? ---->>>

Of course God will forgive me; that's His job. ---->>>

God will forgive me; that's his business. ---->>>

Ask me not what I have, but what I am. ---->>>

Matrimony; the high sea for which no compass has yet been invented. ---->>>

Great genius takes shape by contact with another great genius, but, less by assimilation than by fiction. ---->>>

In these times we fight for ideas and newspapers are our fortress. ---->>>

Oh, what lies there are in kisses. ---->>>

Woman is at once apple and serpent. ---->>>

Sleep is lovely, death is better still, not to have been born is of course the miracle. ---->>>

The Wedding March always reminds me of the music played when soldiers go into battle.

The Wedding March always reminds me of the music played when soldiers go into battle.

I do not know if she was virtuous, but she was ugly, and with a woman that is half the battle. ---->>>

True eloquence consists in saying all that is necessary, and nothing but what is necessary. ---->>>

Whenever books are burned, men also in the end are burned. ---->>>

The fundamental evil of the world arose from the fact that the good Lord has not created money enough. ---->>>

Every man, either to his terror or consolation, has some sense of religion.

Every man, either to his terror or consolation, has some sense of religion.

The Bible is the great family chronicle of the Jews. ---->>>

There are more fools in the world than there are people. ---->>>

Atheism is the last word of theism. ---->>>

In earlier religions the spirit of the time was expressed through the individual and confirmed by miracles. In modern religions the spirit is expressed through the many and confirmed by reason. ---->>>

The men of action are, after all, only the unconscious instruments of the men of thought. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: German
Born: December 13, 1797
Birthplace:
Die: February 17, 1856
Occupation: Poet
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Christian Johann Heinrich Heine (13 December 1797 – 17 February 1856) was a German poet, journalist, essayist, and literary critic. He is best known outside Germany for his early lyric poetry, which was set to music in the form of Lieder (art songs) by composers such as Robert Schumann and Franz Schubert (wikipedia)