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

Communism possesses a language which every people can understand - its elements are hunger, envy, and death.


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


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


Wherever they burn books they will also, in the end, burn human beings.


Like a great poet, Nature knows how to produce the greatest effects with the most limited means.


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


Atheism is the last word of theism.


Of course God will forgive me; that's His job.


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


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


Experience is a good school. But the fees are high.


Oh, what lies there are in kisses.


True eloquence consists in saying all that is necessary, and nothing but what is necessary.


In these times we fight for ideas and newspapers are our fortress.


Matrimony; the high sea for which no compass has yet been invented.


Woman is at once apple and serpent.


The Bible is the great family chronicle of the Jews.


I do not know if she was virtuous, but she was ugly, and with a woman that is half the battle.


I will not say that women have no character; rather, they have a new one every day.


God will forgive me. It's his job.


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