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The darkness of death is like the evening twilight; it makes all objects appear more lovely to the dying.

The darkness of death is like the evening twilight; it makes all objects appear more lovely to the dying.

Music is moonlight in the gloomy night of life.

Music is moonlight in the gloomy night of life.

Like a morning dream, life becomes more and more bright the longer we live, and the reason of everything appears more clear. What has puzzled us before seems less mysterious, and the crooked paths look straighter as we approach the end.

Like a morning dream, life becomes more and more bright the longer we live, and the reason of everything appears more clear. What has puzzled us before seems less mysterious, and the crooked paths look straighter as we approach the end.

Every man has a rainy corner of his life whence comes foul weather which follows him. ---->>>

Our birthdays are feathers in the broad wing of time.

Our birthdays are feathers in the broad wing of time.

God is an unutterable sigh, planted in the depths of the soul.

God is an unutterable sigh, planted in the depths of the soul.

Joy descends gently upon us like the evening dew, and does not patter down like a hailstorm.

Joy descends gently upon us like the evening dew, and does not patter down like a hailstorm.

Sorrows are like thunderclouds, in the distance they look black, over our heads scarcely gray.

Sorrows are like thunderclouds, in the distance they look black, over our heads scarcely gray.

There are souls which fall from heaven like flowers, but ere they bloom are crushed under the foul tread of some brutal hoof. ---->>>

The miracle on earth are the laws of heaven. ---->>>

Gray hairs seem to my fancy like the soft light of the moon, silvering over the evening of life. ---->>>

The more sand that has escaped from the hourglass of our life, the clearer we should see through it. ---->>>

Sorrows gather around great souls as storms do around mountains; but, like them, they break the storm and purify the air of the plain beneath them.

Sorrows gather around great souls as storms do around mountains; but, like them, they break the storm and purify the air of the plain beneath them.

There are souls in this world which have the gift of finding joy everywhere and of leaving it behind them when they go. ---->>>

Because the heart beats under a covering of hair, of fur, feathers, or wings, it is, for that reason, to be of no account? ---->>>

For sleep, riches and health to be truly enjoyed, they must be interrupted.

For sleep, riches and health to be truly enjoyed, they must be interrupted.

You prove your worth with your actions, not with your mouth. ---->>>

Humanity is never so beautiful as when praying for forgiveness, or else forgiving another.

Humanity is never so beautiful as when praying for forgiveness, or else forgiving another.

The conscience of children is formed by the influences that surround them; their notions of good and evil are the result of the moral atmosphere they breathe. ---->>>

A timid person is frightened before a danger, a coward during the time, and a courageous person afterward.

A timid person is frightened before a danger, a coward during the time, and a courageous person afterward.

Strong characters are brought out by change of situation, and gentle ones by permanence. ---->>>

Courage consists not in blindly overlooking danger, but in seeing it, and conquering it.

Courage consists not in blindly overlooking danger, but in seeing it, and conquering it.

We learn our virtues from our friends who love us; our faults from the enemy who hates us. We cannot easily discover our real character from a friend. He is a mirror, on which the warmth of our breath impedes the clearness of the reflection. ---->>>

Do not wait for extraordinary circumstances to do good action; try to use ordinary situations. ---->>>

Death gives us sleep, eternal youth, and immortality. ---->>>

Never write on a subject until you have read yourself full of it. ---->>>

Recollection is the only paradise from which we cannot be turned out. ---->>>

Whenever, at a party, I have been in the mood to study fools, I have always looked for a great beauty: they always gather round her like flies around a fruit stall. ---->>>

Men, like bullets, go farthest when they are smoothest. ---->>>

As winter strips the leaves from around us, so that we may see the distant regions they formerly concealed, so old age takes away our enjoyments only to enlarge the prospect of the coming eternity. ---->>>

Every man regards his own life as the New Year's Eve of time.

Every man regards his own life as the New Year's Eve of time.

Weaklings must lie. ---->>>

A man never discloses his own character so clearly as when he describes anothers. ---->>>

Never part without loving words to think of during your absence. It may be that you will not meet again in this life. ---->>>

The words that a father speaks to his children in the privacy of home are not heard by the world, but, as in whispering galleries, they are clearly heard at the end, and by posterity. ---->>>

There is a joy in sorrow which none but a mourner can know.

There is a joy in sorrow which none but a mourner can know.

Age does not matter if the matter does not age. ---->>>

What makes old age so sad is not that our joys but our hopes cease.

What makes old age so sad is not that our joys but our hopes cease.

Beauty attracts us men; but if, like an armed magnet it is pointed, beside, with gold and silver, it attracts with tenfold power. ---->>>

Live your life and forget your age. ---->>>

Poverty is the only load which is the heavier the more loved ones there are to assist in bearing it. ---->>>

Variety of mere nothings gives more pleasure than uniformity of something. ---->>>

It is simpler and easier to flatter people than to praise them. ---->>>

Only actions give life strength; only moderation gives it charm. ---->>>

Every friend is to the other a sun, and a sunflower also. He attracts and follows. ---->>>

Good actions ennoble us, we are the sons of our own deeds. ---->>>

Two aged men, that had been foes for life, Met by a grave, and wept - and in those tears They washed away the memory of their strife; Then wept again the loss of all those years. ---->>>

Be great in act, as you have been in thought. ---->>>

I have made as much out of myself as could be made of the stuff, and no man should require more. ---->>>

Woman and men of retiring timidity are cowardly only in dangers which affect themselves, but the first to rescue when others are in danger. ---->>>

Biography

Name: Jean Paul
Nationality: German
Born: March 21, 1763
Birthplace:
Die: November 14, 1825
Occupation: Author
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Jean Paul (German: [ʒɑ̃ paʊl]; 21 March 1763 – 14 November 1825), born Johann Paul Friedrich Richter, was a German Romantic writer, best known for his humorous novels and stories.(wikipedia)