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In youth we learn; in age we understand.

In youth we learn; in age we understand.

Even a stopped clock is right twice a day. ---->>>

To be content with little is hard; to be content with much, impossible. ---->>>

We don't believe in rheumatism and true love until after the first attack. ---->>>

Parents forgive their children least readily for the faults they themselves instilled in them.

Parents forgive their children least readily for the faults they themselves instilled in them.

Little evil would be done in the world if evil never could be done in the name of good. ---->>>

Not what we experience, but how we perceive what we experience, determines our fate. ---->>>

We are so vain that we even care for the opinion of those we don't care for. ---->>>

None are so eager to gain new experience as those who don't know how to make use of the old ones. ---->>>

Nobody knows enough, but many know too much. ---->>>

Those who understand only what can be explained understand very little. ---->>>

What delights us in visible beauty is the invisible.

What delights us in visible beauty is the invisible.

Conquer, but don't triumph. ---->>>

Imaginary evils are incurable. ---->>>

Exceptions are not always the proof of the old rule; they can also be the harbinger of a new one. ---->>>

Authors from whom others steal should not complain, but rejoice. Where there is no game there are no poachers. ---->>>

The poor man wishes to conceal his poverty, and the rich man his wealth: the former fears lest he be despised, the latter lest he be plundered. ---->>>

Privilege is the greatest enemy of right. ---->>>

He who believes in freedom of the will has never loved and never hated. ---->>>

So soon as a fashion is universal, it is out of date. ---->>>

Whenever two good people argue over principles, they are both right. ---->>>

If you have one good idea, people will lend you twenty.

If you have one good idea, people will lend you twenty.

Biography

Nationality: Austrian
Born: September 13, 1830
Birthplace:
Die: 03-12, 1916
Occupation: Novelist
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Baroness Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach (Czech: Marie von Ebner-Eschenbachová, German: Marie Freifrau von Ebner-Eschenbach; September 13, 1830 – March 12, 1916) was an Austrian writer. Noted for her excellent psychological novels, she is regarded—together with Ferdinand von Saar—as one of the most important German-language writers of the latter portion of the 19th century (wikipedia)