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Jean Paul
March 21, 1763 - November 14, 1825
Nationality: German
Category: Author
Subcategory: German Author

Age does not matter if the matter does not age.


Two aged men, that had been foes for life, Met by a grave, and wept - and in those tears They washed away the memory of their strife; Then wept again the loss of all those years.


You prove your worth with your actions, not with your mouth.


Variety of mere nothings gives more pleasure than uniformity of something.


The miracle on earth are the laws of heaven.


There are souls in this world which have the gift of finding joy everywhere and of leaving it behind them when they go.


For sleep, riches and health to be truly enjoyed, they must be interrupted.


Sorrows are like thunderclouds, in the distance they look black, over our heads scarcely gray.


The more sand that has escaped from the hourglass of our life, the clearer we should see through it.


Every friend is to the other a sun, and a sunflower also. He attracts and follows.


Every man regards his own life as the New Year's Eve of time.


Gray hairs seem to my fancy like the soft light of the moon, silvering over the evening of life.


We learn our virtues from our friends who love us; our faults from the enemy who hates us. We cannot easily discover our real character from a friend. He is a mirror, on which the warmth of our breath impedes the clearness of the reflection.


A man never discloses his own character so clearly as when he describes another s.


Never write on a subject until you have read yourself full of it.


The conscience of children is formed by the influences that surround them; their notions of good and evil are the result of the moral atmosphere they breathe.


It is simpler and easier to flatter people than to praise them.


I have made as much out of myself as could be made of the stuff, and no man should require more.


Only actions give life strength; only moderation gives it charm.


There is a joy in sorrow which none but a mourner can know.


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