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JOHANN CHRISTOPH FRIEDRICH VON SCHILLER
German poet, dramatist and historian
(1759 - 1805)
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Fate hath no voice but the heart's impulse.
      - [Fate]

For the world is only governed by self-interest.
      - [Self-interest]

For time consecrates, and what is gray with age becomes religion.
      - [Time]

Forever haltless hurries Time, the Durable to gain.
  Be true, and thou shalt fetter Time with everlasting chain.
      - [Time]

Formerly thy soul was great, ardent, vast; the entire circle of the universe found place in thy heart. O Charles, that thou hast become small, that thou hast become miserable, since thou lovest no one but thyself!
      - [Selfishness]

Foster the beautiful, and every hour thou tallest new flowers to birth.
      - [Flowers]

From the moment fear begins I have ceased to fear.
      - [Fear]

Futurity is impregnable to mortal ken: no prayer pierces through heaven's adamantine walls. Whether the birds fly right or left, whatever be the aspect of the stars, the book of nature is a maze, dreams are a lie, and every sign a falsehood.
      - [Futurity]

Genuine, morality is preserved only in the school of adversity, and a state of continuous prosperity may easily prove a quicksand to virtue.
      - [Adversity]

Grace is the beauty of form under the influence of freedom.
      - [Grace]

Gray hairs are death's blossoms.
      - [Hair]

He who neglects the present moment throws away all he has.
      - [Present]

Heaven and earth fight in vain against a dunce!
      - [Blockhead]

Honor to women! they twine and weave the roses of heaven into the life of man; it is they that unite us in the fascinating bonds of love; and, concealed in the modest veil of the graces, they cherish carefully the external fire of delicate feeling with holy hands.
      - [Women]

How the best state to know?--it is found out
  Like the best woman;--that least talked about.
      - [Women]

I feel a host in this single arm.
      - [Power]

I know that we often tremble at an empty terror; yet the false fancy brings a real misery.
      - [Anticipation]

If thou wouldest attain to thy highest, go look upon a flower; what that does willessly, that do thou willingly.
      - [Flowers]

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.
      - [Temptation]

Illusion is brief, but repentance is long.
      - [Repentance]

In the ardor of pursuit men soon forget the goal from which they start.
      - [Zeal]

Individual character is in the right that is in strict consistence with itself. Self-contradiction is the only wrong.
      - [Character]

Intellect--brain force.
      - [Intellect]

It is at the approach of extreme danger when a hollow puppet can accomplish nothing, that power falls into the mighty hands of nature, of the spirit giant-born, who listens only to himself, and knows nothing of compacts.
      - [Self-reliance]

It is base to filch a purse, daring to embezzle a million, but it is great beyond measure to steal a crown. The sin lessens as the guilt increases.
      - [Guilt]


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