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Friedrich Schiller

(10 November 1759 – 9 May 1805 / Marbach, Württemberg)

Quotations

  • ''Keep true to the dreams of thy youth.''
    Friedrich Von Schiller (1759-1805), German poet and dramatist.
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  • ''The history of the world is the world's court of justice.''
    Friedrich Von Schiller (1759-1805), German dramatist, poet, historian. Inaugural lecture, May 26, 1789, as Professor of History at the University of Jena, Weimar, Germany. See also Hegel's comment under "history," rendering a similar idea.
  • ''They would need to be already wise, in order to love wisdom.''
    Friedrich Von Schiller (1759-1805), German dramatist, poet, essayist. "Eighth Letter," On the Aesthetic Education of Man (1795).
  • ''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.''
    Friedrich Von Schiller (1759-1805), German dramatist, poet, essayist. "Eighth Letter," On the Aesthetic Education of Man (1795).
  • ''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.''
    Friedrich Von Schiller (1759-1805), German dramatist, poet, essayist. "Eighth Letter," On the Aesthetic Education of Man (1795).
  • ''To save all we must risk all.''
    Friedrich Von Schiller (1759-1805), German dramatist, poet, essayist. Fiesco, in Fiesco, act 4, sc. 6.
  • ''The universe is one of God's thoughts.''
    Friedrich Von Schiller (1759-1805), German dramatist, poet and essayist. Essays: Aesthetical and Philosophical, "Letter 4: Theosophy of Julius," Philosophische Briefe (1884).
  • ''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.''
    Friedrich Von Schiller (1759-1805), German dramatist, poet, essayist. "Fifteenth Letter," On the Aesthetic Education of Man (1795). Describing the statue Juno Ludvoci.
  • ''No cause has he to say his doom is harsh,
    Who's made the master of his destiny.''
    Friedrich Von Schiller (1759-1805), German dramatist, poet, historian. Gessler, in Wilhelm Tell, act 3, sc. 3.
  • ''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.''
    Friedrich Von Schiller (1759-1805), German dramatist, poet, essayist. "Fifteenth Letter," On the Aesthetic Education of Man (1795).

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The Agreement

Both of us seek for truth--in the world without thou dost seek it,
I in the bosom within; both of us therefore succeed.
If the eye be healthy, it sees from without the Creator;
And if the heart, then within doubtless it mirrors the world.

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