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Franz Grillparzer
January 15, 1791 - January 21, 1872
Nationality: Austrian
Category: Poet
Subcategory: Austrian Poet

Drink and be thankful to the host! What seems insignificant when you have it, is important when you need it.


Progress will always have as its recourse to exaggerate what it cannot surpass.


No one will stop to help you when you are in need, but everyone forces opinions upon you that you do not require.


Poetry, it is often said and loudly so, is life's true mirror. But a monkey looking into a work of literature looks in vain for Socrates.


The ideas of an age are most abundant where they are not crowded by original ideas.


Although your knowledge is weak and small, you need not be silent: since you cannot be judges be at least witnesses.


Without a notion of the transcendental, human beings would, indeed, be animals; however, only fools can be convinced of it, and only degenerates need such a conviction.


There shall be no slave in your home, male or female: Least of all the mother of your son.


The uneducated person perceives only the individual phenomenon, the partly educated person the rule, and the educated person the exception.


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


If someone were to think that trees are made to support the sky, they would all seem too short.


To declaim freedom verses seems like a poem within a poem; freedom requires guns, it requires arms, but no feet.


Science and art, or by the same token, poetry and prose differ from one another like a journey and an excursion. The purpose of the journey is its goal, the purpose of an excursion is the process.


Genius unrefined resembles a flash of lightning, but wisdom is like the sun.


This searching and doubting and vacillating where nothing is clear but the arrogance of quest. I, too, had such noble ideas when I was still a boy.


It's the misfortune of German authors that not a single one of them dares to expose his true character. Everyone thinks that he has to be better than he is.


Before passing different laws for different people, I'd relinquish myself unto you as your slave.


To test a modest man's modesty do not investigate if he ignores applause, find out if he abides criticism.


Whoever places his trust into a system will soon be without a home. While you are building your third story, the two lower ones have already been dismantled.


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


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