Friedrich Von Schiller
Quotations


As noble Art has survived noble nature, so too she marches ahead of it, fashioning and awakening by her inspiration. Before Truth sends her triumphant light into the depths of the heart, imagination catches its rays, and the peaks of humanity will be glowing when humid night still lingers in the valleys.

We are citizens of an age, as well as of a State; and if it is held to be unseemly, or even inadmissable, for a man to cut himself off from the customs and manners of the circle in which he lives, why should it be less of a duty, in the choice of his activity, to submit his decision to the needs and the taste of his century?

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

While the womanly god demands our veneration, the godlike woman kindles our love; but while we allow oursleves to melt in the celestial loveliness, the celestial self-sufficiency holds us back in awe.

The hat is the pride of man; for he who cannot keep his hat on before kings and emperors is no free man.

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

Posterity weaves no garlands for imitators.

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.

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.

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.

To save all we must risk all.

The strong man is strongest when alone.

The universe is one of God's thoughts.

A gloomy guest fits not a wedding feast.

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



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