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Summary

Friedrich Schiller (born as Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller in Marbach am Neckar, Württemberg, Germany, died in Weimar, Saxe-Weimar, Germany) was a famous Dramatist from Germany, who lived between November 10, 1759 and May 9, 1805. He became 45 years old.

Biography

Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller, commonly known as Friedrich Schiller, was a German poet, historian and playwright.

He was born as the son of a military doctor, J. C. Schiller. His parents were not particularly wealthy, but he was sent to grammar school and later Karlsschule (University), where he studied law and later medicine.

He read Rousseau and Goethe and discussed Classical ideals with his fellow students. As a student he wrote his first play, Die Rauber, about a group of naive revolutionaries and their tragic fate. One of his famous quotes is: "The first law of decency is to preserve the freedom of others, the other is to demonstrate its own."

In 1780 he delivered his dissertations, and the military doctor in Stuttgart. As a result of performance of Die Rauber in Mannheim in 1781 he was arrested and forbidden to publish further. He fled via Leipzig and Dresden to Weimar in 1787. In 1789 he became professor of history and philosophy at Jena, where he published only historical works. 1790 he married Charlotte von Lengenfeld, and in 1799 he returned to Weimar, where Goethe convinced him to continue writing plays. He and Goethe founded the Weimar Theater, which was to become a leading theater in Germany. He was in Weimar until his death in 1805 of tuberculosis.

He was knighted in 1802.

Zodiac etc.

He is born under the zodiac scorpio, who is known for Transient, Self-Willed, Purposeful, Unyielding. Our collection contains 56 quotes who is written / told by Friedrich, under the main topics: Art, Inspirational, Intelligence, Peace, Power.

Related authors: Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

Source / external links:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Friedrich_Schiller

Famous quotes by Friedrich Schiller (56)


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"They would need to be already wise, in order to love wisdom"
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"Power is the most persuasive rhetoric"
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"Opposition always inflames the enthusiast, never converts him"
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"Man only plays when in the full meaning of the word he is a man, and he is only completely a man when he plays"
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"Knowledge, the object of knowledge and the knower are the three factors which motivate action; the senses, the work and the doer comprise the threefold basis of action"
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"It is easy to give advice from a port of safety"
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"It does not prove a thing to be right because the majority say it is so"
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"In the society, where people are just parts in a larger machine, individuals are unable to develop fully"
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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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"Against stupidity the very gods themselves contend in vain"
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"Art is the daughter of freedom"
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"A merely fallen enemy may rise again, but the reconciled one is truly vanquished"
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"Every true genius is bound to be naive"
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"Art is the right hand of Nature. The latter has only given us being, the former has made us men"
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"Grace is the beauty of form under the influence of freedom"
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"A gloomy guest fits not a wedding feast"
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"Worthless is the nation that does not gladly stake its all on its honor"
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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 hinders the creative work of the mind if the intellect examines too closely the ideas as they pour in"
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"He who has done his best for his own time has lived for all times"
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"Freedom can occur only through education"
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"Appearance rules the world"
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"All things must; man is the only creature that wills"
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"A gloomy guest fits not a wedding feast"
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"Votes should be weighed not counted"
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"That which is so universal as death must be a benefit"
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"Of all the possessions of this life fame is the noblest; when the body has sunk into the dust the great name still lives"
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"He who considers too much will perform little"
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"Great souls suffer in silence"
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"Who dares nothing, need hope for nothing"
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"To gain a crown by fighting is great, to reject it divine"
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"The jest loses its point when he who makes it is the first to laugh"
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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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"Peace is rarely denied to the peaceful"
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"It is difficult to discriminate the voice of truth from amid the clamor raised by heated partisans"
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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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"Full of wisdom are the ordinations of fate"
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"Every true genius is bound to be naive"
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"Will it, and set to work briskly"
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"Utility is the great idol of the age, to which all powers must do service and all talents swear allegiance"
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"Nothing leads to good that is not natural"
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"It is often wise to reveal that which cannot be concealed for long"
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"Happy he who learns to bear what he cannot change"
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"A noble heart will always capitulate to reason"
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"With stupidity the gods themselves struggle in vain"
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"To save all we must risk all"
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"The history of the world is the world's court of justice"
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"Posterity weaves no garlands for imitators"
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"I am better than my reputation"
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"Honesty prospers in every condition of life"
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"Disappointments are to the soul what a thunderstorm is to the air"
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"Dare to err and to dream. Deep meaning often lies in childish plays"
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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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"Aesthetic matters are fundamental for the harmonious development of both society and the individual"
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"Peace is rarely denied to the peaceful"
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"Power is the most persuasive rhetoric"


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