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Franz Grillparzer

A cure by regression is homeopathic, like healing the damage done by ministers and ignorance with stupidity and Jesuits.

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Franz Grillparzer

How can you say that love is blind? Keener than a young eagle's is its sight.

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Franz Grillparzer

When the theater gates open, a mob pours inside, and it is the poet's task to turn it into an audience.

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Franz Grillparzer

I notice well that one stray step from the habitual path leads irresistibly into a new direction. Life moves forward, it never reverses its course.

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Franz Grillparzer

It is fair to despise a cowardly man, but the female sex is strongest when it's weak.

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Franz Grillparzer

Servants honor their master by their service.

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Franz Grillparzer

A wise man can and should stand above his times, not so the poet, but he should be their apex.

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Franz Grillparzer

Today is, after all, today, but yesterday is of the same substance as tomorrow.

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Franz Grillparzer

Strength, strength alone, is honorable, the German nation clamors in its majesty. But since it is hard to muster strength so suddenly, they have to make do with boorishness.

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Franz Grillparzer

You say I'm small? I certainly can relate, although it is a matter of perspective. The distance is deceptive, my friend, you standtoo low.

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Franz Grillparzer

Grief, first take on shape! what is shapeless causes fear and torment but when the enemy materializes, half the victory is won.

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Franz Grillparzer

Ideas are not thoughts; the thought respects the boundaries that the idea ignores thereby failing to realize itself.

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Franz Grillparzer

You even called me stupid in your verse, and I'm almost agreeing, for where stupidity is involved, you are quite an expert, friend.

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Franz Grillparzer

Art is eternally young, but the poet ages. If only he remained as young as art! If only it aged with him!

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Franz Grillparzer

Since people no longer attend church, theater remains as the only public service, and literature as the only private devotion.

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Franz Grillparzer

The cradle of the future is the grave of the past.

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Franz Grillparzer

Moons and years pass by and are gone forever, but a beautiful moment shimmers through life a ray of light.

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Franz Grillparzer

Nothing genuinely historical was ever lost in this country. For this reason we have two ruling parties: villains and fools.

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Franz Grillparzer

Let no one say that taking action is hard. Action is aided by courage, by the moment, by impulse, and the hardest thing in the world is making a decision.

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Franz Grillparzer

In early times, before the floods swept across the world, there was life, albeit odd, as one can see from the fossils of mammoth bones, and there was the regime of Prince Metternich.

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Franz Grillparzer

Many said selfishness was the flaw of our modern age; but then self-conceit emerged from a corner of the deepest hell to join selfishness.

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Franz Grillparzer

I've never been on good terms with God, but now I'm becoming His intimate, for He is truly absolute and extremely legitimate.

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Franz Grillparzer

An uprising would punish only the country, and that is out of the question. But there is yet another approach, the most effectiveform of resistance: contemptuous compliance.

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Franz Grillparzer

How frightening it is to have reached the height of human accomplishment in art that must forever borrow from life's abundance.

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Franz Grillparzer

The courts used to be, fair and square, the avengers of secular crimes; but nowadays they demand respect even for the criminal.

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Franz Grillparzer

A book is quite a beautiful thing, even more so learning. Together, however, all they amount to is called book-learning.

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Franz Grillparzer

Those whom the gods chose as their property must not consort with mortals.

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Franz Grillparzer

Gold is the gift of vanity and common pride, but flowers are the gift of love and friendship.

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Franz Grillparzer

Feeling and thinking are actually the blind man who carries the lame.

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Franz Grillparzer

The plot! The plot! What kind of plot could a poet possibly provide that is not surpassed by the thinking, feeling reader? Form alone is divine.

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Franz Grillparzer

Metaphysics must be based on what exists, for it has the task of explicating it.

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Franz Grillparzer

The old harlot, German philosophy, has finally turned into a church lady.

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Franz Grillparzer

A person who looks different all the time frightens me. Only one animal changes its skin: the snake.

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Franz Grillparzer

Gold schenkt die Eitelkeit, der rauhe Stolz, Die Freundschaft und die Liebe schenken Blumen. Gold is the gift of vanityand pride, Friendship and love offer flowers.

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Franz Grillparzer

Morality, a muzzle for the will; logic, a climbing iron for the mind.

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Franz Grillparzer

In the long run, only woman remains true to mankind's foremost mission. Whatever she achieves, she achieves through herself, and alone. Man's master is the--public.

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Franz Grillparzer

The main reason why men and women make different aesthetic judgments is the fact that the latter, generally incapable of abstraction, only admire what meets their complete approval.

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Franz Grillparzer

Erroneous views and presumptuousness send a talent to the insane asylum.

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Franz Grillparzer

Caution is the daughter of circumspection, but she tends to outgrow her mother.

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Franz Grillparzer

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?

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Franz Grillparzer

Lap-dogs and blood-hounds enjoy the greatest respect at court; house-dogs and no dogs at all are not even considered.

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Franz Grillparzer

Someone who is reluctant to say what he needs to say, often ends up doing so with an insolence whose crassness is proportionate tohis fear, once he gathers the necessary courage.

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Franz Grillparzer

Never expect any recognition here--the system prohibits it. The cross is not affixed to the genius, no, the genius is affixed to the cross.

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Franz Grillparzer

The noble woman is half a man, even a complete one. Only their imperfections make them women.

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Franz Grillparzer

Trousers and the reputation of not being a thief are similar in the following way: There is no particular honor in having them butonce they are lost, everyone thinks they have the right to insult us.

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Franz Grillparzer

Do old people always live in the past? What yesterday was firm and true, may not be so today.

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Franz Grillparzer

Genius resembles a bell; in order to ring it must be suspended into pure air, and when a foreign body touches it, its joyful toneis silenced.

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Franz Grillparzer

How great seems human progress when we consider where it began, and how insignificant, when we contemplate the goals for which itstrives.

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Franz Grillparzer

Gratitude is a fickle thing, indeed. A person taking aim presses the weapon to his chest and cheek, but when he hits, he discardsit with indifference.

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Franz Grillparzer

I would love to be able to write a tragedy in my imagination--it would turn into a masterpiece.