Facts about Jean Paul

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Summary

Jean Paul was a famous Author from Germany, who lived between March 21, 1763 and November 14, 1825.

Zodiac etc.

He/she is born under the zodiac aries, who is known for Active, Demanding, Determined, Effective, Ambitious. Our collection contains 49 quotes who is written / told by Jean, under the main topics: Birthday, Forgiveness, Music.

Related authors: Paul Getty

Famous quotes by Jean Paul (49)


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"You prove your worth with your actions, not with your mouth"
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"Sorrows gather around great souls as storms do around mountains; but, like them, they break the storm and purify the air of the plain beneath them"
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"Never write on a subject until you have read yourself full of it"
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"Music is moonlight in the gloomy night of life"
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"It is simpler and easier to flatter people than to praise them"
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"Every man regards his own life as the New Year's Eve of time"
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"Death gives us sleep, eternal youth, and immortality"
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"Beauty attracts us men; but if, like an armed magnet it is pointed, beside, with gold and silver, it attracts with tenfold power"
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"Be great in act, as you have been in thought"
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"There are souls which fall from heaven like flowers, but ere they bloom are crushed under the foul tread of some brutal hoof"
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"Joy descends gently upon us like the evening dew, and does not patter down like a hailstorm"
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"Gray hairs seem to my fancy like the soft light of the moon, silvering over the evening of life"
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"Variety of mere nothings gives more pleasure than uniformity of something"
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"Two aged men, that had been foes for life, Met by a grave, and wept - and in those tears They washed away the memory of their strife; Then wept again the loss of all those years"
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"Good actions ennoble us, we are the sons of our own deeds"
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"Every friend is to the other a sun, and a sunflower also. He attracts and follows"
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"Age does not matter if the matter does not age"
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"A timid person is frightened before a danger, a coward during the time, and a courageous person afterward"
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"There is a joy in sorrow which none but a mourner can know"
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"The more sand that has escaped from the hourglass of our life, the clearer we should see through it"
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"Strong characters are brought out by change of situation, and gentle ones by permanence"
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"Recollection is the only paradise from which we cannot be turned out"
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"Like a morning dream, life becomes more and more bright the longer we live, and the reason of everything appears more clear. What has puzzled us before seems less mysterious, and the crooked paths look straighter as we approach the end"
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"I have made as much out of myself as could be made of the stuff, and no man should require more"
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"Courage consists not in blindly overlooking danger, but in seeing it, and conquering it"
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"Never part without loving words to think of during your absence. It may be that you will not meet again in this life"
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"Men, like bullets, go farthest when they are smoothest"
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"Because the heart beats under a covering of hair, of fur, feathers, or wings, it is, for that reason, to be of no account?"
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"A man never discloses his own character so clearly as when he describes anothers"
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"There are souls in this world which have the gift of finding joy everywhere and of leaving it behind them when they go"
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"The words that a father speaks to his children in the privacy of home are not heard by the world, but, as in whispering galleries, they are clearly heard at the end, and by posterity"
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"Poverty is the only load which is the heavier the more loved ones there are to assist in bearing it"
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"Only actions give life strength; only moderation gives it charm"
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"Woman and men of retiring timidity are cowardly only in dangers which affect themselves, but the first to rescue when others are in danger"
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"Whenever, at a party, I have been in the mood to study fools, I have always looked for a great beauty: they always gather round her like flies around a fruit stall"
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"What makes old age so sad is not that our joys but our hopes cease"
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"We learn our virtues from our friends who love us; our faults from the enemy who hates us. We cannot easily discover our real character from a friend. He is a mirror, on which the warmth of our breath impedes the clearness of the reflection"
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"The darkness of death is like the evening twilight; it makes all objects appear more lovely to the dying"
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"Live your life and forget your age"
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"For sleep, riches and health to be truly enjoyed, they must be interrupted"
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"Weaklings must lie"
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"The conscience of children is formed by the influences that surround them; their notions of good and evil are the result of the moral atmosphere they breathe"
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"God is an unutterable sigh, planted in the depths of the soul"
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"Every man has a rainy corner of his life whence comes foul weather which follows him"
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"Do not wait for extraordinary circumstances to do good action; try to use ordinary situations"
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"As winter strips the leaves from around us, so that we may see the distant regions they formerly concealed, so old age takes away our enjoyments only to enlarge the prospect of the coming eternity"
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"Our birthdays are feathers in the broad wing of time"
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"Humanity is never so beautiful as when praying for forgiveness, or else forgiving another"
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"Music is moonlight in the gloomy night of life"


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