Johann Gottfried von Herder

Johann Gottfried von
Herder
1744
1803

German Author, Philosopher, Theologian, Poet and Literary Critic

Author Quotes

Those that embrace the entire universe with love, for the most part love nothing, but their narrow selves.

What of us lies in the hearts of others is our truest and deepest self.

Touch not the flute when drums are sounding around; when fools have the word, the wise will be silent.

There is nothing in man that must be held in check as the imagination - the most mobile and most dangerous of all our capacities.

Whoever perseveres will be crowned.

The roots of the deepest love die in the heart, if not tenderly cherished.

The working of revolutions misleads me no more; it is as necessary to our race as its waves to the stream, that it may not be a stagnant marsh. Ever renewed in its forms, the genius of humanity blossoms.

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First Name
Johann Gottfried von
Last Name
Herder
Birth Date
1744
Death Date
1803
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German Author, Philosopher, Theologian, Poet and Literary Critic