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By Anonym 15 Sep

Heinrich Heine

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

By Anonym 13 Sep

Heinrich Heine

And the dancing has begun now, And the Dancings whirl round gaily In the waltz's giddy mazes, And the ground beneath them trembles.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Heinrich Heine

It is an ancient story Yet is it ever new.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Heinrich Heine

Glow-worms on the ground are moving, As if in the torch-dance circling.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Heinrich Heine

And over the pond are sailing Two swans all white as snow; Sweet voices mysteriously wailing Pierce through me as onward they go. They sail along, and a ringing Sweet melody rises on high; And when the swans begin singing, They presently must die.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Heinrich Heine

Terrible as is war, it yet displays the spiritual grandeur of man daring to defy his mightiest hereditary enemy--death.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Heinrich Heine

At Dresden on the Elbe, that handsome city, Where straw hats, verses, and cigars are made, They've built (it well may make us feel afraid,) A music club and music warehouse pretty.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Heinrich Heine

The foolish race of mankind are swarming below in the night; they shriek and rage and quarrel - and all of them are right.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Heinrich Heine

Our sweetest hopes rise blooming. And then again are gone, They bloom and fade alternate, And so it goes rolling on. I know it, and it troubles My life, my love, my rest, My heart is wise and witty, And it bleeds within my breast.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Heinrich Heine

The negro king desired to be portrayed as white. But do not laugh at the poor African; for every man is but another negro king, and would like to appear in a color different from that with which Fate has bedaubed him.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Heinrich Heine

Atheism is the last word of theism

By Anonym 13 Sep

Heinrich Heine

If you wish to strive for peace of soul and pleasure, then believe.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Heinrich Heine

Oh what lies there are in kisses! And their guile so well prepared! Sweet the snaring is; but this is Sweeter still, to be ensnared.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Heinrich Heine

Reform Judaism is like mock turtle soup-turtle soup without the turtle

By Anonym 14 Sep

Heinrich Heine

Ordinarily he was insane, but he had lucid moments when he was merely stupid

By Anonym 14 Sep

Heinrich Heine

The butterfly long loved the beautiful rose, And flirted around all day; While round him in turn with her golden caress, Soft fluttered the sun's warm ray.... I know not with whom the rose was in love, But I know that I loved them all. The butterfly, rose, and the sun's bright ray, The star and the bird's sweet call.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Heinrich Heine

The beauteous eyes of the spring's fair night With comfort are downward gazing.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Heinrich Heine

All special charters of freedom must be abrogated where the universal law of freedom is to flourish.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Heinrich Heine

I once saw many flowers blooming Upon my way, in indolence I scorned to pick them in my going And passed in proud indifference. Now, when my grave is dug, they taunt me; Now, when I'm sick to death in pain, In mocking torment still they haunt me, Those fragrant blooms of my disdain.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Heinrich Heine

Freedom is a new religion, the religion of our time.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Heinrich Heine

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

By Anonym 13 Sep

Heinrich Heine

Christianity is an idea, and as such is indestructible and immortal, like every idea.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Heinrich Heine

Twelve Dancings are dancing, and taking no rest, And closely their hands together are press'd; And soon as a dance has come to a close, Another begins, and each merrily goes.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Heinrich Heine

When'er into thine eyes I see, All pain and sorrow fly from me. [Ger., Wenn ich in deine Augen sch' So schwindet all' mein Leid und Weh.]

By Anonym 13 Sep

Heinrich Heine

God has given us speech in order that we may say pleasant things to our friends, and tell bitter truths to our enemies.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Heinrich Heine

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

By Anonym 15 Sep

Heinrich Heine

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

By Anonym 13 Sep

Heinrich Heine

God will forgive me. It's his job.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Heinrich Heine

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

By Anonym 14 Sep

Heinrich Heine

Life is the greatest of blessings and death the worst of evils.... all great, powerful souls love life.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Heinrich Heine

I consider it a degradation and a stain on my honor to submit to baptism in order to qualify myself for state employment in Prussia.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Heinrich Heine

The Bible is the great family chronicle of the Jews.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Heinrich Heine

What lies lurk in kisses.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Heinrich Heine

Jews who long have drifted from the faith of their fathers... are stirred in their inmost parts when the old, familiar Passover sounds chance to fall upon their ears.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Heinrich Heine

Where books are burned in the end people will be burned too.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Heinrich Heine

Sweet May lies fresh before us, To life the young flowers leap, And through the Heaven's blue o'er us The rosy cloudlets sweep.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Heinrich Heine

The men of the past had convictions, while we moderns have only opinions.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Heinrich Heine

Silence is the essential condition of happiness.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Heinrich Heine

Pretty women without religion are like flowers without perfume.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Heinrich Heine

The nightingale appear'd the first, And as her melody she sang, The apple into blossom burst, To life the grass and violets sprang.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Heinrich Heine

The stones here speak to me, and I know their mute language. Also, they seem deeply to feel what I think. So a broken column of the old Roman times, an old tower of Lombardy, a weather- beaten Gothic piece of a pillar understands me well. But I am a ruin myself, wandering among ruins.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Heinrich Heine

Life is all too wondrous sweet, and the world is so beautifully bewildered; it is the dream of an intoxicated divinity.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Heinrich Heine

On the waves of the brook she dances by, The light, the lovely dragon-fly; She dances here, she dances there, The shimmering, glimmering flutterer fair. And many a foolish young beetle's impressed By the blue gauze gown in which she is dressed; They admire the enamel that decks her bright, And her elegant waist so slim and slight.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Heinrich Heine

I am no longer a divine biped. I am no longer the freest German after Goethe, as Ruge named me in healthier days. I am no longer the great hero No. 2, who was compared with the grape-crowned Dionysius, whilst my colleague No. 1 enjoyed the title of a Grand Ducal Weimarian Jupiter. I am no longer a joyous, somewhat corpulent Hellenist, laughing cheerfully down upon the melancholy Nazarenes. I am now a poor fatally-ill Jew, an emaciated picture of woe, an unhappy man.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Heinrich Heine

There is one thing on earth more terrible than English music, and that is English painting.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Heinrich Heine

The spring's already at the gate With looks my care beguiling; The country round appeareth straight A flower-garden smiling.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Heinrich Heine

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.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Heinrich Heine

Nothing is sillier than this charge of plagiarism. There is no sixth commandment in art. The poet dare help himself wherever he lists, wherever he finds material suited to his work. He may even appropriate entire columns with their carved capitals, if the temple he thus supports be a beautiful one. Goethe understood this very well, and so did Shakespeare before him.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Heinrich Heine

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

By Anonym 14 Sep

Heinrich Heine

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