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Quotations From FRANZ GRILLPARZER

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  • 11.
    The old harlot, German philosophy, has finally turned into a church lady.
    Franz Grillparzer (1791-1872), Austrian author. Notebooks and Diaries (1816).
  • 12.
    I cannot be exacting because I respect myself.
    Franz Grillparzer (1791-1872), Austrian author. Libussa, in Libussa, act 2 (1872).

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  • 13.
    Someone who is reluctant to say what he needs to say, often ends up doing so with an insolence whose crassness is proportionate to his fear, once he gathers the necessary courage.
    Franz Grillparzer (1791-1872), Austrian author. Notebooks and Diaries (1811-1816).

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  • 14.
    I am a woman, and even if I could proceed with harshness and rigidity, it would disgust me nonetheless.
    Franz Grillparzer (1791-1872), Austrian author. Libussa, in Libussa, act 1 (1872).

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  • 15.
    Uneducated people are unfortunate in that they do grasp complex issues, educated people, on the other hand, often do not understand simplicity, which is a far greater misfortune.
    Franz Grillparzer (1791-1872), Austrian author. Notebooks and Diaries (1838).

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  • 16.
    As long as they desire the same object, they are of one mind, but having to achieve the same thing immediately disrupts their unanimity.
    Franz Grillparzer (1791-1872), Austrian author. Libussa, in Libussa, act 2 (1872).
  • 17.
    The present is never poetic as it serves necessity, necessity, however, is prosaic.
    Franz Grillparzer (1791-1872), Austrian author. Notebooks and Diaries (1841).
  • 18.
    If we notice a few errors in the work of a proven master, we may and even will often be correct; if we believe, however, that he is completely and utterly mistaken, we are in danger of missing his entire concept.
    Franz Grillparzer (1791-1872), Austrian author. Notebooks and Diaries (1838).

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  • 19.
    Mozart starved, but you allow Thalberg and Liszt make tons of gold: Of course, you may think that someone immortal cannot die of hunger.
    Franz Grillparzer (1791-1872), Austrian author. "Xenias," Poems (1840).
  • 20.
    From a distance the rushing of the torrent delights and uplifts us, but it rocks us in a flimsy boat, we are overwhelmed by despair. The same applies to danger.
    Franz Grillparzer (1791-1872), Austrian author. Notebooks and Diaries (1809).

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