Quotes by Johann Friedrich Von Schiller

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The future comes slowly, the present flies and the past stands still forever.

The average estimate themselves by what they do, the above average by what they are.
Who dares nothing, need hope for nothing.
Happy he who learns to bear what he cannot change.
Keep true to the dreams of your youth.
Only those who have the patience to do simple things perfectly will acquire the skill to do difficult things easily.
One drop of hatred left in the cup of joy turns the most blissful draught into poison.
The voice of the majority is no proof of justice.
The strong man is strongest when alone.
The brave person thinks of themselves last of all.
Opposition always enflames the enthusiast, never converts him.
Be noble minded! Our own heart, and not other men's opinions of us, forms our true honor.
It is not flesh and blood, but heart which makes us fathers and sons.
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.
Grace is the beauty of form under the influence of freedom.
That which is so universal as death must be a benefit.
If you have never seen beauty in a moment of suffering, you have never seen beauty at all. If you have never seen joy in a beautiful face, you have never seen joy at all.
Truth exists for the wise, beauty for the feeling heart.
He who considers too much will perform little.
Revenge is barren of itself: it is the dreadful food it feeds on; its delight is murder, and its end is despair.
What the inner voice says will not disappoint the hoping soul.
The jest loses its point when he who makes it is the first to laugh.
Honesty prospers in every condition of life.
Friends show me what I can do, foes teach me what I should do.
Where there is much freedom there is much error.
Full of wisdom are the ordinations of fate.
Of all the possessions of this life fame is the noblest; when the body has sunk into the dust the great name still lives.
What shall he fear that does not fear death.
In a narrow circle the mind grows narrow. The more one expands, the larger their aims.
Even the weak become strong when they are united.
Truth lives on in the midst of deception.
Think with awe on the slow and quiet power of time.
It is difficult to discriminate the voice of truth from amid the clamor raised by heated partisans.
Dare to err and to dream. Deep meaning often lies in childish plays.
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.
Nothing, it is true, is more common than for both Science and Art to pay homage to the spirit of the age, and for creative taste to accept the law of critical taste.
Peace is rarely denied to the peaceful.
Measure not by the scale of perfection the meager product of reality.
Yes great people are always subject to persecution and always getting into straits.
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.
The rich become richer and the poor become poorer is a cry heard throughout the whole civilized world.
Power is the most persuasive rhetoric.
The world is ruled only by consideration of advantages.
No emperor has the power to dictate to the heart.
To gain a crown by fighting is great, to reject it divine.
It is often wise to reveal that which cannot be concealed for long.
A noble heart will always capitulate to reason.
It is wise to disclose what cannot be concealed.
He who has done his best for his own time has lived for all times.
Posterity weaves no garlands for imitators.
Mankind is made great or little by its own will.
Worthless is the nation that does not gladly stake its all on its honor.
There is room in the smallest cottage for a happy loving pair.

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