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

Passion is always suffering, even when gratified.

One thought cannot awake without awakening others.

Nothing is so often irrevocably neglected as an opportunity of daily occurrence.

It is unfortunate that superior talent and superior men are so seldom united.

In every exalted joy, there mingles a sense of gratitude.

How wise must one be to be always kind.

He who says patience, says courage, endurance, strength.

Generosity, to be perfect, should always be accompanied by dash of humor.

Fools usually know best that which the wise despair of ever comprehending.

Be the first to say what is self-evident, and you are immortal.

An opinion may be controverted; a prejudice, never.

As soon as fashion is universal, it is out of date.

Age either transfigures or petrifies.

Accident is veiled necessity.

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

What delights us in visible beauty is the invisible.

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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