German Quote Authors


AuthorProfessionQuotesYear
Abraham Robinson Mathematician 3 1918 - 1974
Adam Weishaupt Clergyman 20 1748 - 1830
Adelbert von Chamisso Poet 14 1781 - 1838
Adolf Anderssen Celebrity 1 1818 - 1879
Adolf Galland Soldier 16 1912 - 1996
Adolf Hitler Criminal 35 1889 - 1945
Albert Einstein Physicist 159 1879 - 1955
Albert Schweitzer Theologian 60 1875 - 1965
Albert Speer Criminal 10 1905 - 1981
Albrecht Durer Artist 11 1471 - 1528
Alexander Kluge Director 9 1932 -
Alfred Einstein Writer 3 1880 - 1952
Alfred Jodl Soldier 4 1890 - 1946
Alfred Rosenberg Soldier 11 1893 - 1946
Alva Noto Artist 14  
Angela Merkel Statesman 38 1954 -
Angelus Silesius Poet 2 1624 - 1677
Anne Frank Writer 24 1929 - 1945
Anselm Kiefer Artist 5 1945 -
Arthur Schopenhauer Philosopher 70 1788 - 1860
Bernard Katz Scientist 2 1911 - 2003
Bernhard Langer Athlete 26 1957 -
Bernhard von Bulow Statesman 9 1849 - 1929
Berthold Auerbach Author 5 1812 - 1882
Bertolt Brecht Poet 37 1898 - 1956
Boris Becker Athlete 30 1967 -
Bruno Bauer Theologian 4 1809 - 1882
Bruno Walter Composer 3 1876 - 1962
Carl Friedrich Gauss Mathematician 17 1777 - 1855
Carl Maria von Weber Composer 2 1786 - 1826
Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach Musician 3 1714 - 1788
Carl Schurz Revolutionary 5 1829 - 1906
Carl von Ossietzky Activist 1 1889 - 1938
Carl Zeiss Scientist 2 1816 - 1888
Carl Zuckmayer Playwright 1 1896 - 1977
Caspar David Friedrich Artist 4 1774 - 1840
Christian Morgenstern Poet 3 1871 - 1914
Christoph Martin Wieland Poet 4 1733 - 1813
Clara Schumann Musician 14 1819 - 1896
Clara Zetkin Politician 19 1857 - 1933
Claudia Schiffer Model 9 1970 -
Claus von Stauffenberg Soldier 2 1907 - 1944
Conrad Veidt Actor 23 1893 - 1943
Cornelia Funke Author 28 1958 -
Curt Siodmak Novelist 6  
David Hilbert Mathematician 16 1862 - 1943
Denis Johnson Writer 12  
Diane Kruger Model 16 1976 -
Dietrich Bonhoeffer Theologian 16 1906 - 1945
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau Musician 26 1925 -
Douglas Sirk Director 28 1897 - 1987
Eberhard Arnold Theologian 2 1883 - 1935
Eberhard Weber Musician 21 1940 -
Edith Stein Saint 10 1891 - 1942
Edmund Husserl Philosopher 19 1859 - 1938
Eduard Hanslick Writer 4 1825 - 1904
Elisabeth Schwarzkopf Musician 3 1915 - 2006
Emil Nolde Artist 5 1867 - 1956
Emperor Sigismund Statesman 1 1368 - 1437
Erich Honecker Politician 2 1912 - 1994
Erich Maria Remarque Writer 9 1898 - 1970
Ernst Engel Economist 2 1821 - 1896
Ernst Lubitsch Director 7 1892 - 1947
Ernst Ludwig Kirchner Artist 1 1880 - 1938
Ernst Mayr Scientist 14 1904 - 2005
Ernst Moritz Arndt Poet 2 1769 - 1860
Ernst Thalmann Politician 2 1886 - 1944
Ernst Toller Playwright 17 1893 - 1939
Ernst Zundel Activist 19 1939 -
Erwin Rommel Soldier 6 1891 - 1944
Eugen Herrigel Philosopher 5  
Eva Braun Celebrity 11 1912 - 1945
Felix Adler Educator 27 1851 - 1933
Felix Klein Mathematician 4 1849 - 1925
Felix Mendelssohn Composer 5 1809 - 1847
Ferdinand Christian Baur Theologian 4 1792 - 1860
Ferdinand Lassalle Politician 10 1825 - 1864
Frank Wedekind Playwright 5 1864 - 1918
Franka Potente Actress 8 1974 -
Franz Beckenbauer Athlete 15 1945 -
Franz Marc Artist 8 1880 - 1916
Franz von Papen Politician 7 1879 - 1969
Frieda von Richthofen Celebrity 1 1879 - 1956
Friedrich Ebert Politician 3 1871 - 1925
Friedrich Engels Philosopher 9 1820 - 1895
Friedrich List Economist 10 1789 - 1846
Friedrich Nietzsche Philosopher 168 1844 - 1900
Friedrich Schiller Dramatist 56 1759 - 1805
Friedrich Schleiermacher Theologian 6 1768 - 1834
Fritz Sauckel Soldier 27 1894 - 1946
Fritz Todt Soldier 8 1891 - 1942
Georg Baselitz Artist 7 1938 -
Georg Buchner Dramatist 32 1813 - 1837
Georg C. Lichtenberg Scientist 60 1742 - 1799
Georg Cantor Mathematician 4 1845 - 1918
Georg Hermes Theologian 4 1775 - 1831
Georg Simmel Sociologist 26 1858 - 1918
Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel Philosopher 21 1770 - 1831
George Grosz Artist 14 1893 - 1959
Gerd von Rundstedt Soldier 5 1875 - 1953
Gerhard Schroder Statesman 26 1944 -
Giacomo Meyerbeer Composer 3 1791 - 1864
Gottfried Leibniz Philosopher 18 1646 - 1716
Gotthold Ephraim Lessing Critic 14 1729 - 1781
Graham Coxon Musician 32 1969 -
Gunter Grass Author 3 1927 -
Gunther Grass Author 6 1927 -
Gustav Heinemann Politician 18 1899 - 1976
Gustav Krupp Businessman 11 1870 - 1950
Gustav Stresemann Politician 31 1878 - 1929
Hannah Arendt Historian 41 1906 - 1975
Hanns Eisler Composer 2 1898 - 1962
Hans Bender Psychologist 8 1907 - 1991
Hans Berger Scientist 3 1873 - 1941
Hans Eysenck Psychologist 7 1916 - 1997
Hans Frank Public Servant 20 1900 - 1946
Hans Hofmann Artist 22 1880 - 1966
Hans Magnus Enzensberger Author 3 1929 -
Hans-Georg Gadamer Philosopher 9 1900 - 2002
Heidi Klum Model 21 1973 -
Heinrich Heine Poet 35 1797 - 1856
Heinrich Himmler Criminal 18 1900 - 1945
Heinrich Mann Novelist 4 1871 - 1950
Heinrich Schliemann Scientist 3 1822 - 1890
Heinz Guderian Soldier 8 1888 - 1954
Helmut Jahn Architect 31 1940 -
Helmut Kohl Politician 9 1930 -
Helmut Newton Photographer 14 1920 - 2004
Henry A. Kissinger Statesman 43 1923 -
Herbert Marcuse Philosopher 10 1898 - 1979
Herman Hesse Author 20 1877 - 1962
Hermann Broch Writer 6 1886 - 1951
Hermann Ebbinghaus Psychologist 19 1850 - 1909
Hermann Hesse Novelist 31 1877 - 1962
Hermann Oberth Scientist 4 1894 - 1989
Hermann von Helmholtz Physicist 15 1821 - 1894
Hermann Weyl Mathematician 2 1885 - 1955
Hildegard Knef Actress 2 1925 - 2002
Hjalmar Schacht Economist 25 1877 - 1970
Horst Koehler Statesman 12 1943 -
Immanuel Kant Philosopher 35 1724 - 1804
Jean Arp Sculptor 2 1886 - 1966
Jean Paul Author 49 1763 - 1825
Johann Arndt Theologian 8  
Johann G. Seume Theologian 5  
Johann Gottfried von Herder Philosopher 1 1744 - 1803
Johann Gottlieb Fichte Philosopher 10 1762 - 1814
Johann Heinrich Lambert Mathematician 4 1728 - 1777
Johann Kaspar Lavater Theologian 29 1741 - 1801
Johann Most Revolutionary 20 1846 - 1906
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe Writer 156 1749 - 1832
Johannes Brahms Composer 9 1833 - 1897
Johannes Kepler Scientist 8 1571 - 1630
Johannes P. Muller Scientist 10 1801 - 1858
Johannes Rau Statesman 8 1931 - 2006
Johannes Tauler Theologian 28  
John Kluge Businessman 11 1914 -
Joschka Fischer Politician 19 1948 -
Josef Albers Artist 31 1888 - 1976
Joseph Beuys Artist 4 1921 - 1986
Joseph Goebbels Criminal 4 1897 - 1945
Joseph Ratzinger Clergyman 23 1927 -
Julius Wellhausen Educator 18 1844 - 1918
Jurgen Habermas Philosopher 29 1929 -
Jurgen Klinsmann Athlete 19 1964 -
Kaiser Wilhelm Statesman 1 1859 - 1941
Karl Abraham Psychologist 1 1877 - 1925
Karl Amadeus Hartmann Composer 3 1905 - 1963
Karl Jaspers Psychologist 21 1883 - 1969
Karl Lagerfeld Designer 24 1938 -
Karl Lehmann Clergyman 9 1936 -
Karl Liebknecht Politician 24 1871 - 1919
Karl Marx Philosopher 55 1818 - 1883
Karl Philipp Moritz Author 21 1756 - 1793
Karl Rahner Theologian 6 1904 - 1984
Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel Poet 70 1772 - 1829
Karlheinz Stockhausen Composer 23 1928 - 2007
Kaspar Hauser Celebrity 3 1812 - 1833
Katarina Witt Athlete 6 1965 -
Kathe Kollwitz Artist 8 1867 - 1945
Klaus Fuchs Physicist 18 1911 - 1988
Klaus Kinski Actor 32 1926 - 1991
Klaus Schulze Composer 24 1947 -
Konrad Adenauer Statesman 9 1876 - 1967
Kurt Huber Professor 7 1893 - 1943
Kurt Masur Musician 25 1927 -
Kurt Schwitters Artist 2 1887 - 1948
Kurt Student Soldier 4 1890 - 1978
Kurt Weill Composer 1 1900 - 1950
Leni Riefenstahl Director 7 1902 - 2003
Leo Strauss Philosopher 7 1899 - 1973
Lilli Palmer Actress 2 1914 - 1986
Lion Feuchtwanger Novelist 12 1884 - 1958
Lotte Lehmann Musician 4 1888 - 1976
Ludwig Borne Writer 5 1786 - 1837
Ludwig Erhard Politician 2 1897 - 1977
Ludwig Quidde Critic 23 1858 - 1941
Ludwig van Beethoven Composer 20 1770 - 1827
Lukas Foss Composer 30 1922 -
Manfred Eigen Scientist 4 1927 -
Manfred von Richthofen Aviator 17 1892 - 1918
Markus Wolf Public Servant 11 1923 -
Martin Bormann Soldier 4 1900 - 1945
Martin Buber Philosopher 13 1878 - 1965
Martin Chemnitz Theologian 11  
Martin H. Fischer Author 22 1879 - 1962
Martin Heidegger Philosopher 30 1889 - 1976
Martin Kippenberger Artist 11 1953 - 1997
Martin Luther Leader 49 1483 - 1546
Mary Wigman Dancer 1  
Mathias Rust Aviator 19 1968 -
Max Beckmann Artist 19 1884 - 1950
Max Born Mathematician 6 1882 - 1970
Max Delbruck Scientist 1 1906 - 1981
Max Ernst Artist 2 1891 - 1976
Max Muller Educator 23 1823 - 1900
Max Planck Scientist 12 1858 - 1947
Max Schmeling Athlete 2 1905 - 2005
Max Stirner Philosopher 4 1806 - 1856
Max von Laue Scientist 6 1879 - 1960
Max Weber Economist 5 1864 - 1920
Mayer Amschel Rothschild Businessman 2 1744 - 1812
Meister Eckhart Philosopher 28  
Michael Ende Writer 10 1929 - 1995
Michael Fassbender Actor 11 1977 -
Michael Schenker Musician 23 1955 -
Michael Schumacher Celebrity 5 1969 -
Mike Nichols Director 3 1931 -
Moses Mendelssohn Philosopher 16 1729 - 1786
Nastassja Kinski Actress 28 1959 -
Nina Hagen Musician 9 1955 -
Novalis Poet 21 1772 - 1801
Oliver Kahn Athlete 9 1969 -
Oswald Spengler Philosopher 5 1880 - 1936
Otto Dix Artist 11 1891 - 1969
Otto Frank Celebrity 3 1889 - 1980
Otto Hahn Scientist 4 1879 - 1968
Otto Schily Public Servant 23 1932 -
Otto von Bismarck Leader 26 1815 - 1898
Paul Gerhardt Writer 1  
Paul Hindemith Musician 4 1895 - 1963
Paul Hirsch Politician 4 1868 - 1940
Paul Tillich Theologian 24 1886 - 1965
Paul von Hindenburg Soldier 8 1847 - 1934
Polykarp Kusch Scientist 12 1911 - 1993
Pope Benedict XVI Clergyman 14 1927 -
Rainer Maria Rilke Poet 33 1875 - 1926
Richard Courant Mathematician 2 1888 - 1972
Richard Strauss Composer 3 1864 - 1949
Richard von Weizsaecker Politician 3 1920 -
Richard Wagner Composer 14 1813 - 1883
Robert Huber Scientist 6 1937 -
Robert Ley Soldier 11 1890 - 1945
Robert Schumann Composer 4 1810 - 1856
Roland Emmerich Director 12 1955 -
Roland Freisler Politician 2 1893 - 1945
Roy Horn Entertainer 7 1944 -
Rudolf Arnheim Artist 25 1904 - 2007
Rudolf Carnap Philosopher 2 1891 - 1970
Rudolf Otto Theologian 5 1869 - 1937
Sebastian Franck 2  
Sebastian Vettel Celebrity 32 1987 -
Siegfried Lenz Writer 1 1926 -
Simone Signoret Actress 5 1921 -
Steffi Graf Athlete 9 1969 -
Tatjana Patitz Model 2 1966 -
Theodor Adorno Philosopher 62 1903 - 1969
Thomas Dooley Athlete 12 1961 -
Thomas Kempis Writer 32  
Thomas Kretschmann Actor 9 1962 -
Thomas Mann Writer 44 1875 - 1955
Thomas Perry Musician 28 1963 -
Ulrich Beck Sociologist 28 1944 -
Ulrike Meinhof Journalist 1 1934 - 1976
Uta Hagen Actress 17 1919 - 2004
Uwe Boll Director 25 1965 -
W. G. Sebald Writer 4 1944 - 2001
Walter Anderson Writer 5 1885 - 1962
Walter Benjamin Critic 30 1892 - 1940
Walter Gropius Architect 5 1883 - 1969
Walter Kaufmann Philosopher 18 1921 - 1980
Walter Ulbricht Politician 18 1893 - 1973
Walther Bothe Physicist 10 1891 - 1957
Werner Heisenberg Physicist 6 1901 - 1976
Werner Herzog Director 8 1942 -
Werner Klemperer Actor 6 1920 - 2000
Wernher von Braun Scientist 6 1912 - 1977
Wilhelm Dilthey Historian 20 1833 - 1911
Wilhelm Frick Celebrity 3 1877 - 1946
Wilhelm Keitel Celebrity 5 1882 - 1946
Wilhelm Ostwald Scientist 15 1853 - 1932
Wilhelm von Humboldt Educator 8 1767 - 1835
Wilhelm Wundt Psychologist 21 1832 - 1920
Willy Ley Writer 3 1906 - 1969
Wim Wenders Director 32 1945 -
Wolfgang Hildesheimer Author 3 1916 - 1991
Wolfgang Petersen Director 2 1941 -
Wolfgang Staudte Director 1 1906 - 1984

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