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Born: 1970-01-01
Profession: Dramatist
Nation: German
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To gain a crown by fighting is great, to reject it divine.

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A noble heart will always capitulate to reason.

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Aesthetic matters are fundamental for the harmonious development of both society and the individual.

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As freely as the firmament embraces the world, or the sun pours forth impartially his beams, so mercy must encircle both friend and foe.

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He who considers too much will perform little.

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In the society, where people are just parts in a larger machine, individuals are unable to develop fully.

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It is difficult to discriminate the voice of truth from amid the clamor raised by heated partisans.

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It is often wise to reveal that which cannot be concealed for long.

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Opposition always inflames the enthusiast, never converts him.

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Power is the most persuasive rhetoric.

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Revenge is barren of itself: it is the dreadful food it feeds on; its delight is murder, and its end is despair.

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The rich become richer and the poor become poorer is a cry heard throughout the whole civilized world.

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The strong man is strongest when alone.

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The voice of the majority is no proof of justice.

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They would need to be already wise, in order to love wisdom.

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To save all we must risk all.

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Who dares nothing, need hope for nothing.

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With stupidity the gods themselves struggle in vain.

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A gloomy guest fits not a wedding feast.

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A merely fallen enemy may rise again, but the reconciled one is truly vanquished.

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All things must; man is the only creature that wills.

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Full of wisdom are the ordinations of fate.

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I am better than my reputation.

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It hinders the creative work of the mind if the intellect examines too closely the ideas as they pour in.

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It is easy to give advice from a port of safety.

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Live with your century; but do not be its creature.

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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.

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No doubt the artist is the child of his time; but woe to him if he is also its disciple, or even its favorite.

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No emperor has the power to dictate to the heart.

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Not without a shudder may the human hand reach into the mysterious urn of destiny.

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Of all the possessions of this life fame is the noblest; when the body has sunk into the dust the great name still lives.

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Posterity weaves no garlands for imitators.

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That which is so universal as death must be a benefit.

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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.

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The history of the world is the world's court of justice.

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The jest loses its point when he who makes it is the first to laugh.

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The key to education is the experience of beauty.

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The will of man is his happiness.

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The world is ruled only by consideration of advantages.

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Utility is the great idol of the age, to which all powers must do service and all talents swear allegiance.

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Votes should be weighed not counted.

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Worthless is the nation that does not gladly stake its all on its honor.

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Knowledge, the object of knowledge and the knower are the three factors which motivate action; the senses, the work and the doer comprise the threefold basis of action.

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Keep true to the dreams of your youth.

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Grace is the beauty of form under the influence of freedom.

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Every true genius is bound to be naive.

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Happy he who learns to bear what he cannot change.

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Disappointments are to the soul what a thunderstorm is to the air.

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There is room in the smallest cottage for a happy loving pair.

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Mankind is made great or little by its own will.

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Against stupidity the very gods themselves contend in vain.

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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.

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Art is the right hand of Nature. The latter has only given us being, the former has made us men.

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Dare to err and to dream. Deep meaning often lies in childish plays.

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Peace is rarely denied to the peaceful.

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Lose not yourself in a far off time, seize the moment that is thine.

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Art is the daughter of freedom.

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Great souls suffer in silence.

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Nothing leads to good that is not natural.

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Appearance rules the world.

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Freedom can occur only through education.

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Be noble minded! Our own heart, and not other men's opinions of us, forms our true honor.

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It does not prove a thing to be right because the majority say it is so.

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Will it, and set to work briskly.

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There is no such thing as chance; and what seem to us merest accident springs from the deepest source of destiny.

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Honesty prospers in every condition of life.

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The universe is one of God's thoughts.

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He who has done his best for his own time has lived for all times.

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