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“Did you think the lion was sleeping because he didn't roar?”
Friedrich Schiller, Die Verschwörung des Fiesco zu Genua
“To save all we must risk all.”
Friedrich Schiller, Fiesco; or, the Genoese Conspiracy
“The joke loses everything when the joker laughs himself.”
Friedrich Schiller, Die Verschwörung des Fiesco zu Genua
“We shall be free, just as our fathers were.”
Friedrich Schiller, Wilhelm Tell
“Keep true to the dreams of thy youth.”
Friedrich Schiller
“Every true genius is bound to be naive.”
Friedrich Schiller
“There are three lessons I would write-
Three words, as with a burning pen,
In tracings of eternal light,
Upon the heart of men.

Have hope! though clouds environ round,
And gladness hides her face in scorn,
Put thou the shadow from thy brow,
No night but hath its morn.

Have love! not love alone for one,
But man as man thy brother call,
And scatter like the circling sun,
Thy charities on all.”
Friedrich Schiller
“I feel an army in my fist.”
Friedrich Schiller, Die Räuber
“Be noble minded! Our own heart, and not other men's opinions of us, forms our true honor.”
Friedrich Schiller
“Only those who have the patience to do simple things perfectly will acquire the skill to do difficult things easily.”
Friedrich Schiller
“Dare to err and to dream. Deep meaning often lies in childish play.”
Friedrich Schiller
“It is not flesh and blood, but heart which makes us fathers and sons.”
Friedrich Schiller
“When the wine goes in, strange things come out.”
Friedrich Schiller
“Unsere Träume, Unsere Sehnsüchte, und bunten Hoffnungen wollen ernst und wichtig genommen werden.

Wer sie verdrängt, unterdrückt das Beste in sich und wird ein leerer Mensch.”
Friedrich Schiller
“If you cannot please everyone with your deeds and your art, please a few. To please many is bad.”
Friedrich Schiller
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“The iron chain and the silken cord are both equally bonds.”
Friedrich Schiller
“Curious,' the Prince continued, after a deep silence, 'is it possible never to have known something, never to have missed it in its absence -- and a few moments later to live in and for that single experience alone? Can a single moment make a man so different from himself? It would be just as impossible for me to return to the joys and wishes of yesterday morning as it would for me to return to the games of childhood, now that I have seen that object, now that her image dwells here -- and I have this living, overpowering feeling within me: from now on you can love nothing other than her, and in this world nothing else will ever have any effect on you.”
Friedrich Schiller
“In the case of the creative mind, it seems to me, the intellect has withdrawn its watchers from the gates, and the ideas rush in pell-mell, and only then does it review and inspect the multitude. You worthy critics, or whatever you may call yourselves, are ashamed or afraid of the momentary and passing madness which is found in all real creators, the longer or shorter duration of which distinguishes the thinking artist from the dreamer. Hence your complaints of unfruitfulness, for you reject too soon and discriminate too severely.”
Friedrich Schiller
“Man only plays when he is in the fullest sense of the word a human being, and he is only fully a human being when he plays”
Friedrich Schiller
“Our age is enlightened... How is it, then, that we still remain barbarians?”
Friedrich Schiller
“Wenn ich bei dir bin, zerschmilzt meine Vernunft in einen Blick - in einen Traum von dir, wenn ich weg bin.”
Friedrich Schiller
“The voice of the majority is no proof of justice”
Friedrich Schiller, Maria Stuart
“Only through Beauty's morning-gate, dost thou penetrate the land of knowledge.”
Friedrich Schiller
“Mit der Dummheit kämpfen Götter selbst vergebens.”
Friedrich Schiller, Die Jungfrau von Orleans
“But how is the artist to protect himself against the corruption of the age which besets him on all sides?”
Friedrich Schiller
“God helps the brave”
Friedrich Schiller
“Man, one may say, was never in such a completely animal condition; but he has, on the other hand, never escaped from it.”
Friedrich Schiller
“Live with your century, but do not be its creature.”
Friedrich Schiller
“On the mountains there is freedom! The world is perfect everywhere, save where man comes with his torment.”
Friedrich Schiller, Die Braut von Messina
“All powerful souls have kindred with each other.”
Friedrich Schiller

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