Quotes by Johann Friedrich Von Schiller

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Historians are prophets with their face turned backward.

Nothing leads to good that is not natural.
While the womanly god demands our veneration, the godlike woman kindles our love; but while we allow ourselves to melt in the celestial loveliness, the celestial self-sufficiency holds us back in awe.
The lamp of genius burns quicker than the lamp of life.
Utility is the great idol of the age, to which all powers must do service and all talents swear allegiance.
Lose not yourself in a far off time, seize the moment that is thine.
No doubt the artist is the child of his time; but woe to him if he is also its disciple, or even its favorite.
Not without a shudder may the human hand reach into the mysterious urn of destiny.
No cause has he to say his doom is harsh, who's made the master of his destiny.
There is no such thing as chance; and what seem to us merest accident springs from the deepest source of destiny.
This is the curse of an evil deed, that it incites and must bring forth more evil.
We are citizens of an age, as well as of a State; and if it is held to be unseemly, or even inadmissible, for a man to cut himself off from the customs and manners of the circle in which he lives, why should it be less of a duty, in the choice of his activity, to submit his decision to the needs and the taste of his century?
He cannot complain of a hard sentence, who is made master of his own fate.
He that is over -- cautious will accomplish little.
The artist is the child of his time; but woe to him if he is also its disciple, or even its favorite.
As noble Art has survived noble nature, so too she marches ahead of it, fashioning and awakening by her inspiration. Before Truth sends her triumphant light into the depths of the heart, imagination catches its rays, and the peaks of humanity will be glowing when humid night still lingers in the valleys.
One can advise comfortably from a safe port.
It is easy to give advice from a port of safety.
All things must; man is the only creature that wills.
A gloomy guest fits not a wedding feast.
They would need to be already wise, in order to love wisdom.
Youth covets; let not this covetousness seduce you.

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