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Marie von Ebner Eschenbach
September 13, 1830 - March 12, 1916
Nationality: Austrian
Category: Novelist
Subcategory: Austrian Novelist

Even a stopped clock is right twice a day.


Privilege is the greatest enemy of right.


None are so eager to gain new experience as those who don't know how to make use of the old ones.


Parents forgive their children least readily for the faults they themselves instilled in them.


Those who understand only what can be explained understand very little.


Authors from whom others steal should not complain, but rejoice. Where there is no game there are no poachers.


We don't believe in rheumatism and true love until after the first attack.


We are so vain that we even care for the opinion of those we don't care for.


Imaginary evils are incurable.


The poor man wishes to conceal his poverty, and the rich man his wealth: the former fears lest he be despised, the latter lest he be plundered.


Exceptions are not always the proof of the old rule; they can also be the harbinger of a new one.


What delights us in visible beauty is the invisible.


Little evil would be done in the world if evil never could be done in the name of good.


Conquer, but don't triumph.


If you have one good idea, people will lend you twenty.


To be content with little is hard; to be content with much, impossible.


Whenever two good people argue over principles, they are both right.


Not what we experience, but how we perceive what we experience, determines our fate.


So soon as a fashion is universal, it is out of date.


In youth we learn; in age we understand.


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