Friedrich Schiller, fully Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller

Schiller, fully Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller

German Playwright, Poet, Historian

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Thus grave these lessons on thy soul, hope, faith, and love; and thou shalt find strength when life's surges rudest roll, light when thou else wert blind.

Will it, and set to work briskly.

Who reflects too much will accomplish little.

What's old collapses, times change,and new life blossoms in the ruins.

What is life without the radiance of love?

War nourishes war.

There's no such thing as chance; And what to us seems merest accident springs from the deepest source of destiny.

The victor is often vanquished by his own success.

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.

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

Satisfied if they themselves can escape from the hard labour of thought, they willingly abandon to others the guardianship of their thoughts.

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

Posterity weaves no garlands for imitators.

Pain is short, and joy is eternal.

No emperor has the power to dictate to the heart.

My friend shows what I can do, and my foe what I should.

Man is made of ordinary things, and habit is his nurse.

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

Happy he who learns to bear what he cannot change.

Great souls endure in silence.

Deeper meaning resides in the fairy tales told to me in my childhood than in any truth that is taught in life.

A beautiful soul has no other merit but it's existence.

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

The world is ruled only by consideration of advantages.

The key to education is the experience of beauty.

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German Playwright, Poet, Historian