Lose not yourself in a far off time, seize the moment that is thine.

— Friedrich Schiller

The most emotional Friedrich Schiller quotes that are life-changing and eye-opening

It is difficult to discriminate the voice of truth from amid the clamor raised by heated partisans.

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Happy he who learns to bear what he cannot change.

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Even the weak become strong when they are united.

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Every true genius is bound to be naive.

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Keep true to the dreams of your youth.

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There is no such thing as chance; and what seem to us merest accident springs from the deepest source of destiny.

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It is not flesh and blood, but heart which makes us fathers and sons.

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No emperor has the power to dictate to the heart.

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The mind is the eyesight of the soul.

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Only those who have the patience to do simple things perfectly will acquire the skill to do difficult things easily.

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Who dares nothing, need hope for nothing.

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Great souls endure in silence.

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About Friedrich Schiller

Quotes 347 sayings
Nationality German
Profession Dramatist
Birthday October 16

Disappointments are to the soul what a thunderstorm is to the air.

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It may here be justly said, that genuine morality is preserved only in the school of adversity, and a state of continuous prosperity may easily prove a quicksand to virtue.

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The universe is a thought of God.

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The average estimate themselves by what they do, the above average by what they are.

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Honor women! they entwine and weave heavenly roses in our earthly life.

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Posterity weaves no garlands for imitators.

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Love guides the stars towards each other, the world plan endures only through love.

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This is the curse of an evil deed, that it incites and must bring forth more evil.

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Dare to err and to dream. Deep meaning often lies in childish plays.

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O tender yearning, sweet hoping! The golden time of first love! The eye sees the open heaven, The heart is intoxicated with bliss; O that the beautiful time of young love Could remain green forever.

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Be noble minded! Our own heart, and not other men's opinions of us, forms our true honor.

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Grace is the beauty of form under the influence of freedom.

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There is room in the smallest cottage for a happy loving pair.

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As freely as the firmament embraces the world, or the sun pours forth impartially his beams, so mercy must encircle both friend and foe.

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Time flies on restless pinions - constant never.

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Let him that sows the serpent's teeth not hope to reap a joyous harvest.

Every crime has, in the moment of its perpetration, its own avenging angel,--dark misgivings at the inmost heart.

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If yon wish to be like the gods on earth, to be free in the realms of the dead, pluck not the fruit from the garden! In appearance it may glisten to the eye; but the perishable pleasure of possession quickly avenges the curse of curiosity.

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It is criminal to steal a purse, daring to steal a fortune, a mark of greatness to steal a crown. The blame diminishes as the guilt increases.

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Eternity gives nothing back of what one leaves out of the minutes.

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Power is the most persuasive rhetoric.

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Revenge is barren of itself: it is the dreadful food it feeds on;

its delight is murder, and its end is despair.

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Accursed be he who plays with the devil.

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The strong man is strongest when alone.

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Great souls suffer in silence.

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Deep meaning lies often in childish play.

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Peace is rarely denied to the peaceful.

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A beautiful soul has no other merit than its own existence.

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When the wine goes in, strange things come out.

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To rankling poison hast thou turned in me the milk of human kindness.

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O jealousy! thou magnifier of trifles.

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Wouldst thou know thyself, observe the actions of others.

Wouldst thou other men know, look thou within thine own heart.

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It hinders the creative work of the mind if the intellect examines too closely the ideas as they pour in.

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The lemonade is weak, like your soul.

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Only the soldier is a free man, because he can look death in the face.

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Let no one despair, even though in the darkest night the last star of hope may disappear.

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We can never replace a friend. When a man is fortunate enough to have several, he finds they are all different. No one has a double in friendship.

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Day's lustrous eyes grow heavy in sweet death.

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