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Born: 1970-01-01
Profession: Poet
Nation: German
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Oh, what lies there are in kisses.

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Sleep is lovely, death is better still, not to have been born is of course the miracle.

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Talking and eloquence are not the same: to speak and to speak well are two things. A fool may talk, but a wise man speaks.

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When the heroes go off the stage, the clowns come on.

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The men of action are, after all, only the unconscious instruments of the men of thought.

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Every man, either to his terror or consolation, has some sense of religion.

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I do not know if she was virtuous, but she was ugly, and with a woman that is half the battle.

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Like a great poet, Nature knows how to produce the greatest effects with the most limited means.

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The fundamental evil of the world arose from the fact that the good Lord has not created money enough.

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The Wedding March always reminds me of the music played when soldiers go into battle.

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There are more fools in the world than there are people.

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True eloquence consists in saying all that is necessary, and nothing but what is necessary.

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Whatever tears one may shed, in the end one always blows one's nose.

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Whenever books are burned, men also in the end are burned.

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Whether a revolution succeeds or fails people of great hearts will always be sacrificed to it.

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Woman is at once apple and serpent.

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In earlier religions the spirit of the time was expressed through the individual and confirmed by miracles. In modern religions the spirit is expressed through the many and confirmed by reason.

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Experience is a good school. But the fees are high.

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God will forgive me. It's his job.

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I will not say that women have no character; rather, they have a new one every day.

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When words leave off, music begins.

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I have never seen an ass who talked like a human being, but I have met many human beings who talked like asses.

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If the Romans had been obliged to learn Latin, they would never have found time to conquer the world.

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Wherever they burn books they will also, in the end, burn human beings.

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Communism possesses a language which every people can understand - its elements are hunger, envy, and death.

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Sleep is good, death is better; but of course, the best thing would to have never been born at all.

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He only profits from praise who values criticism.

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Ask me not what I have, but what I am.

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Christ rode on an ass, but now asses ride on Christ.

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God will forgive me; that's his business.

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It is extremely difficult for a Jew to be converted, for how can he bring himself to believe in the divinity of - another Jew?

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Great genius takes shape by contact with another great genius, but, less by assimilation than by fiction.

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Human misery is too great for men to do without faith.

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In these times we fight for ideas and newspapers are our fortress.

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It is a common phenomenon that just the prettiest girls find it so difficult to get a man.

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Matrimony; the high sea for which no compass has yet been invented.

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Music played at weddings always reminds me of the music played for soldiers before they go into battle.

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Of course God will forgive me; that's His job.

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The Bible is the great family chronicle of the Jews.

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Atheism is the last word of theism.

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I fell asleep reading a dull book and dreamed I kept on reading, so I awoke from sheer boredom.

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