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May 2, 1772 - March 25, 1801
Nationality: German
Category: Poet
Subcategory: German Poet

Character and fate are two words for the same thing.


Poetry heals the wounds inflicted by reason.


Only an artist can interpret the meaning of life.


Philosophy is properly home-sickness; the wish to be everywhere at home.


We are more closely connected to the invisible than to the visible.


A character is a completely fashioned will.


Where children are, there is the golden age.


We never completely comprehend ourselves, but we can do far more than comprehend.


Knowledge is only one half. Faith is the other.


To become properly acquainted with a truth, we must first have disbelieved it, and disputed against it.


Christianity is the root of all democracy, the highest fact in the rights of men.


Where no gods are, spectres rule.


Nature is a petrified magic city.


A hero is one who knows how to hang on one minute longer.


I often feel, and ever more deeply I realize, that fate and character are the same conception.


We are near waking when we dream we are dreaming.


Only as far as a man is happily married to himself is he fit for married life and family life in general.


The artist belongs to his work, not the work to the artist.


Learning is pleasurable but doing is the height of enjoyment.


Nothing is more indispensable to true religiosity than a mediator that links us with divinity.


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