The future comes slowly, the present flies and the past stands still forever.

— Friedrich von Schiller

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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.

41

Friends show me what I can do, foes teach me what I should do.

40

Who dares nothing, need hope for nothing.

34

Happy he who learns to bear what he cannot change.

34

Great souls endure in silence.

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

30

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

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To save all we must risk all.

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Posterity weaves no garlands for imitators.

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The voice of the majority is no proof of justice.

15

Wise to resolve, patient to perform.

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About Friedrich von Schiller

Quotes 80 sayings
Nationality German
Profession Poet
Birthday November 10, 1759

What the inner voice says will not disappoint the hoping soul.

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Will it, and set to work briskly.

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

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It is wise to disclose what cannot be concealed.

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One drop of hatred left in the cup of joy turns the most blissful draught into poison.

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Honesty prospers in every condition of life.

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Even the weak become strong when they are united.

11

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

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The will of man is his happiness.

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It is easy to give advice from a port of safety.

10

Truth lives on in the midst of deception.

9

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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It is often wise to reveal that which cannot be concealed for long.

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Worthless is the nation that does not gladly stake its all on its honor.

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One can advise comfortably from a safe port.

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The jest loses its point when he who makes it is the first to laugh.

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Truth exists for the wise, beauty for the feeling heart.

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Deeper meaning resides in the fairy tales told to me in my childhood than in the truth that is taught by life.

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Youth covets; let not this covetousness seduce you.

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Freedom exists only with power.

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I am better than my reputation.

5

A gloomy guest fits not a wedding feast.

5

Yes great people are always subject to persecution and always getting into straits.

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If you have never seen beauty in a moment of suffering, you have never seen beauty at all. If you have never seen joy in a beautiful face, you have never seen joy at all.

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He who considers too much will perform little.

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He cannot complain of a hard sentence, who is made master of his own fate.

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Opposition always enflames the enthusiast, never converts him.

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The strong man is strongest when alone.

4

No doubt the artist is the child of his time;

but woe to him if he is also its disciple, or even its favorite.

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The greater part of humanity is too much harassed and fatigued by the struggle with want, to rally itself for a new and sterner struggle with error.

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The universe is one of God's thoughts.

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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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Nothing leads to good that is not natural.

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Speech is always bolder than action.

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All things must; man is the only creature that wills.

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That which is so universal as death must be a benefit.

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