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

The world belongs to those who possess it, and is scorned by those to whom it should belong.

We are so vain that we value the opinion even of those whose opinions we find worthless.

Silly people say stupid things, clever people do them.

The world would be in better shape if people would take the same pains in the practice of the simplest moral laws as they exert in intellectualizing over the most subtle moral questions.

We can be wise from goodness and good from wisdom.

Since the well-known victory over the hare by the tortoise the descendants of the tortoise think themselves miracles of speed.

There are a host of bad habits and inconsiderate acts which mean nothing in themselves but which are terrible as indicators of the true composition of a soul.

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

So soon as a fashion is universal, it is out of date.

There are intellects that shine and there are those that sparkle. The former illuminate matters, the latter obscure them.

We must prepare and study truth under every aspect, endeavoring to ignore nothing, if we do not wish to fall into the abyss of the unknown when the hour shall strike.

Spoiled children ? already get to know in early years the sufferings of the tyrant.

There are very few honest friends ? the demand is not particularly great.

What do people like to call stupid the most? Something sensible that they can?t understand.

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.

Author Picture
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