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Heinrich Heine
By Anonym 13 Sep

Heinrich Heine

God will forgive me. It's his job.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Heinrich Heine

In politics, as in life, we must above all things wish only for the attainable.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Heinrich Heine

Reason exercises merely the function of preserving order, is, so to say, the police in the region of art. In life it is mostly a cold arithmetician summing up our follies.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Heinrich Heine

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

By Anonym 19 Sep

Heinrich Heine

They loved each other, but neither Would venture to speak thereof; They glared at each other like enemies And wanted to die of love.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Heinrich Heine

What Christian love cannot do is effected by a common hatred.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Heinrich Heine

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

By Anonym 13 Sep

Heinrich Heine

A brainiac notices everything, an ignoramus comments about everything.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Heinrich Heine

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

By Anonym 15 Sep

Heinrich Heine

Das war ein Vorspiel nur; dort wo man Bücher verbrennt, verbrennt man auch am Ende Menschen." (Almansor)

By Anonym 13 Sep

Heinrich Heine

In blissful dream, in silent night, There came to me, with magic might, With magic might, my own sweet love, Into my little room above.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Heinrich Heine

Immortality—dazzling idea! who first imagined thee! Was it some jolly burgher of Nuremburg, who with night-cap on his head, and white clay pipe in mouth, sat on some pleasant summer evening before his door, and reflected in all his comfort, that it would be right pleasant, if, with unextinguishable pipe, and endless breath, he could thus vegetate onwards for a blessed eternity? Or was it a lover, who in the arms of his loved one, thought the immortality-thought, and that because he could think and feel naught beside!—Love! Immortality!

By Anonym 13 Sep

Heinrich Heine

In vain would I seek to discover Why sad and mournful am I, My thoughts without ceasing brood over A tale of the time gone by.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Heinrich Heine

In dark ages people are best guided by religion, as in a pitch-black night a blind man is the best guide; he knows the roads and paths better than a man who can see. When daylight comes, however, it is foolish to use blind, old men as guides.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Heinrich Heine

Thinking of Germany in the night robs me of my sleep.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Heinrich Heine

I do not know the meaning of my sadness; there is an old fairy tale that I cannot get out of my mind.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Heinrich Heine

As the moon's fair image quaketh In the raging waves of ocean, Whilst she, in the vault of heaven, Moves with silent peaceful motion.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Heinrich Heine

But oh! the Latin!-Madame, you can really have no idea of what a mess it is. The Romans would never have found time to conquer the world if they had been obliged first to learn Latin. Lucky dogs! they already knew in their cradles the nouns ending in im. I on the contrary had to learn it by heart, in the sweat of my brow.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Heinrich Heine

I call'd the devil, and he came, And with wonder his form did I closely scan; He is not ugly, and is not lame, But really a handsome and charming man. A man in the prime of life is the devil, Obliging, a man of the world, and civil; A diplomatist too, well skill'd in debate, He talks quite glibly of church and state.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Heinrich Heine

Music is a strange thing. I would almost say it is a miracle. For it stands halfway between thought and phenomenon, between spirit and matter.

By Anonym 20 Sep

Heinrich Heine

Where books are burned, they will, in the end, burn people, too.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Heinrich Heine

The eyes of spring, so azure, Are peeping from the ground; They are the darling violets, That I in nosegays bound.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Heinrich Heine

As the stars are the glory of the sky, so great men are the glory of their country, yea, of the whole earth. The hearts of great men are the stars of earth; and doubtless when one looks down from above upon our planet, these hearts are seen to send forth, a silvery light just like the stars of heaven.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Heinrich Heine

The sea appears all golden. Beneath the sun-lit sky.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Heinrich Heine

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By Anonym 13 Sep

Heinrich Heine

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

By Anonym 14 Sep

Heinrich Heine

It must require an inordinate share of vanity and presumption, too, after enjoying so much that is good and beautiful on earth, to ask the Lord for immortality in addition to it all.

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 14 Sep

Heinrich Heine

The deepest truth blooms only from the deepest love.

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 13 Sep

Heinrich Heine

A fool may talk, but a wise man speaks.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Heinrich Heine

A lonely fir-tree is standing On a northern barren height; It sleeps, and the ice and snow-drift Cast round it a garment of white.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Heinrich Heine

I wept in my dreams. I dreamed you lay in the grave; I awoke, and the tears still poured down my cheeks. I wept in my dreams, I dreamed you had left me; I awoke and I went on weeping long and bitterly. I wept in my dreams, I dreamed you were still kind to me; I awoke, and still the flow of my tears streams on.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Heinrich Heine

One should forgive one's enemies, but not before they are hanged.

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 15 Sep

Heinrich Heine

You cannot feed the hungry on statistics.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Heinrich Heine

God will pardon me. It is His trade.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Heinrich Heine

The swan in the pool is singing, And up and down doth he steer, And, singing gently ever, Dips under the water clear.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Heinrich Heine

Onde se queimam livros, acaba-se queimando pessoas

By Anonym 15 Sep

Heinrich Heine

What lies lurk in kisses.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Heinrich Heine

Photography is a witness against the mistaken opinion that art is an imitation of nature.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Heinrich Heine

The Blossoms and leaves in plenty From the apple tree fall each day; The merry breezes approach them, And with them merrily play.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Heinrich Heine

Mark this well, you proud men of action: You are nothing but the unwitting agents of the men of thought who often, in quiet self-effacement, mark out most exactly all your doings in advance.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Heinrich Heine

Perhaps already I am dead, And these perhaps are phantoms vain; - These motley phantasies that pass At night through my disordered brain. Perhaps with ancient heathen shapes, Old faded gods, this brain is full; Who, for their most unholy rites, Have chosen a dead poet's skull.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Heinrich Heine

We know only that our entire existence is forced into new paths and disrupted, that new circumstances, new joys and new sorrows await us, and that the unknown has its uncanny attractions, alluring and at the same time anguishing.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Heinrich Heine

The lotus flower is troubled At the sun's resplendent light; With sunken head and sadly She dreamily waits for the night.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Heinrich Heine

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

By Anonym 15 Sep

Heinrich Heine

The Portuguese, Dutch and English have been for a long time year after year, shipping home the treasures of India in their big vessels. We Germans have been all along been left to watch it. Germany would do likewise, but hers would be treasures of spiritual knowledge.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Heinrich Heine

With his nightcaps and the tatters of his dressing-gown he patches up the gaps in the structure of the universe.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Heinrich Heine

I bequeath all my property to my wife on the condition that she remarry immediately. Then there will be at least one man to regret my death.