Friedrich Schiller Quotes

Friedrich Schiller Quotes

To save all we must risk all.

Only through Beauty's morning-gate, dost thou penetrate the land of knowledge.

Every true genius is bound to be naive.

So it has reached this pass? Obedience and fear take flight together?

When the mechanic has to mend a watch he lets the wheels run out; but the living watchworks of the state have to be repaired while they act, and a wheel has to be exchanged for another during its revolutions.

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

Let not thy heart cling to the things which for so short a time deck out thy life. Let him who has, learn to lose, and him who is happy, familiarise himself with what may give pain.

Nicht an die Güter hänge dein Herz,
Die das Leben vergänglich zieren!
Wer besitzt, der lerne verlieren,
Wer im Glück ist, der lerne den Schmerz!

If you cannot please everyone with your deeds and your art, please a few. To please many is bad.

The man of courage thinks not of himself. Help the oppressed and put thy trust in God.

Oh how can we, scarce mastering our passions, expect that youth should keep itself in check?

While the gods remained more human, the men were more divine.

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