Maria Von Ebner-Eschenbach, or Marie von Ebner-Eschenbachová, Marie Freifrau von Ebner-Eschenbach

Maria Von
Ebner-Eschenbach, or Marie von Ebner-Eschenbachová, Marie Freifrau von Ebner-Eschenbach
1830
1916

Austrian Writer, Novelist and Baroness

Author Quotes

Spurned pity can turn into cruelty just as spurned love turns into hate.

There are women who love their husbands as blindly, as enthusiastically, and as enigmatically as nuns their cloister.

When art finds no temple open, it takes refuge in the workshop.

That bad manners are so prevalent in the world is the fault of good manners.

Those who trusted at the wrong time and place will in turn mistrust at the wrong time and place.

When the time comes in which one could, the time has passed in which one can.

The greatest leveler is politeness; it removes all class distinctions.

To accept reason is impossible if you don?t already possess it.

When your absolutely only choice is between an untruth and rudeness, then choose rudeness; if, however, your choice is between an untruth and cruelty, then choose untruth.

The insignificant labor; the great create.

To have and not to give is often worse than to steal.

Where would the power of women be, were it not for the vanity of men?

The intellect and the heart are on good terms with one another. One often represents the other so perfectly, that it is hard to determine which of the two was at work.

Trust is a brave, be faithful is a sign of strength.

Who doesn't know anything, has to believe everything.

The moral code which was good enough for our fathers is not good enough for our children.

Two very different virtues can attack one another long and viciously. But the time will come when they recognize that they are sisters.

Whoever prefers the material comforts of life over intellectual wealth is like the owner of a palace who moves into the servants' quarters and leaves the sumptuous rooms empty.

The sacrifice which is seemingly most unnecessary and most foolish is still nearer to absolute wisdom than the cleverest action of so-called legitimate egocentricity.

Unattainable wishes are often "pious." This seems to indicate that only profane wishes are fulfilled.

Whoever shows both charm and pleasure in explaining to people things that they already know soon gets a reputation as an intelligent individual.

The scale we measure things by is the measure of our own mind.

Vanity rejects all healthy nourishment and lives exclusively on the poison of flattery.

Wishes which cannot be fulfilled are said to be ?pious.? It is assumed, apparently, that only profane wishes are fulfilled.

Pity is love in undress.

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First Name
Maria Von
Last Name
Ebner-Eschenbach, or Marie von Ebner-Eschenbachová, Marie Freifrau von Ebner-Eschenbach
Birth Date
1830
Death Date
1916
Bio

Austrian Writer, Novelist and Baroness