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Heinrich Heine
December 13, 1797 - February 17, 1856
Nationality: German
Category: Poet
Subcategory: German Poet

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


When words leave off, music begins.


Whether a revolution succeeds or fails people of great hearts will always be sacrificed to it.


I have never seen an ass who talked like a human being, but I have met many human beings who talked like asses.


The Wedding March always reminds me of the music played when soldiers go into battle.


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


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


I fell asleep reading a dull book and dreamed I kept on reading, so I awoke from sheer boredom.


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.


Ask me not what I have, but what I am.


Sleep is lovely, death is better still, not to have been born is of course the miracle.


Whatever tears one may shed, in the end one always blows one's nose.


It is extremely difficult for a Jew to be converted, for how can he bring himself to believe in the divinity of - another Jew?


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


Talking and eloquence are not the same: to speak and to speak well are two things. A fool may talk, but a wise man speaks.


You cannot feed the hungry on statistics.


God will forgive me; that's his business.


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


Music played at weddings always reminds me of the music played for soldiers before they go into battle.


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


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