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  • Whoever places his trust into a system will soon be without a home. While you are building your third story, the two lower ones have already been dismantled.
    Franz Grillparzer (1791-1872), Austrian author. "Vischer's Aesthetics," Poems (1858).

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  • Compilers resemble gluttonous eaters who devour excessive quantities of healthy food just to excrete them as refuse.
    Franz Grillparzer (1791-1872), Austrian author. Notebooks and Diaries (1808-1810).

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  • Boundless in your charity, but shrewd and cautious as a lender, you delight all those today whom you made beggars the day before.
    Franz Grillparzer (1791-1872), Austrian author. Also: "Rothschild's Collection for the Poor." "The Magnanimous One," Poems (1829-1830).

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  • It is good insofar as it is not evil.
    Franz Grillparzer (1791-1872), Austrian author. Sappho, in Sappho, act 1, sc. 5 (1819).

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  • Let the famous not denounce fame. Far from being empty and meaningless, it fills those it touches with divine power.
    Franz Grillparzer (1791-1872), Austrian author. Sappho, in Sappho, act 1, sc. 5 (1819).

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  • Art is eternally young, but the poet ages. If only he remained as young as art! If only it aged with him!
    Franz Grillparzer (1791-1872), Austrian author. "Into the Album of an Actress," Poems (1828).
  • Why do comparisons of words and tone poems (poetry and music) never take into consideration that the word is a mere signifier, but that the sound, aside from being a signifier, is also an object?
    Franz Grillparzer (1791-1872), Austrian author. Notebooks and Diaries (1820).

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  • When mundane, lowly activities are at stake, too much insight is detrimental—far-sightedness errs in immediate concerns.
    Franz Grillparzer (1791-1872), Austrian author. Libussa, in Libussa, act 1 (1872).
  • I'd wish the government took honest people into consideration, it shows enough consideration for scoundrels.
    Franz Grillparzer (1791-1872), Austrian author. "On the Admissibility of Capital Punishment," Notebooks and Diaries (1836).

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  • A book is quite a beautiful thing, even more so learning. Together, however, all they amount to is called book-learning.
    Franz Grillparzer (1791-1872), Austrian author. "Literary Scholars," Poems (1857).

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