80 Total Quotes

German Author Quotes

Only actions give life strength; only moderation gives it charm.
Jean Richter
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Seeking means: to have a goal; but finding means: to be free, to be receptive, to have no goal.
Herman Hesse
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Beauty attracts us men; but if, like an armed magnet it is pointed, beside, with gold and silver, it attracts with tenfold power.
Jean Richter
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The marvel of the Bhagavad-Gita is its truly beautiful revelation of life's wisdom which enables philosophy to blossom into religion.
Herman Hesse
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Boxing is just show business with blood.
Frank Bruno
#German Author

The job of a citizen is to keep his mouth open.
Gunter Grass
#German Author

Writing is good, thinking is better. Cleverness is good, patience is better.
Herman Hesse
#German Author

Norman Vincent Peale
Live your life and forget your age.
Norman Vincent Peale
#German Author

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

Sorrows gather around great souls as storms do around mountains; but, like them, they break the storm and purify the air of the plain beneath them.
Jean Richter
#German Author

There are souls which fall from heaven like flowers, but ere they bloom are crushed under the foul tread of some brutal hoof.
Jean Richter
#German Author

Every man regards his own life as the New Year's Eve of time.
Jean Richter
#German Author

Because the heart beats under a covering of hair, of fur, feathers, or wings, it is, for that reason, to be of no account?
Jean Richter
#German Author

There is a joy in sorrow which none but a mourner can know.
Jean Richter
#German Author

If time is not real, then the dividing line between this world and eternity, between suffering and bliss, between good and evil, is also an illusion.
Herman Hesse
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Even bad books are books and therefore sacred.
Gunter Grass
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If work and leisure are soon to be subordinated to this one utopian principle - absolute busyness - then utopia and melancholy will come to coincide: an age without conflict will dawn, perpetually busy - and without consciousness.
Gunther Grass
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Art is accusation, expression, passion. Art is a fight to the finish between black charcoal and white paper.
Gunter Grass
#German Author

Information networks straddle the world. Nothing remains concealed. But the sheer volume of information dissolves the information. We are unable to take it all in.
Gunther Grass
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Melancholy has ceased to be an individual phenomenon, an exception. It has become the class privilege of the wage earner, a mass state of mind that finds its cause wherever life is governed by production quotas.
Gunther Grass
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Art is uncompromising and life is full of compromises.
Gunther Grass
#German Author

Love of God is not always the same as love of good.
Herman Hesse
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The world is not imperfect or slowly evolving along a path to perfection. No, it is perfect at every moment, every sin already carries grace in it.
Herman Hesse
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Wisdom is nothing but a preparation of the soul, a capacity, a secret art of thinking, feeling and breathing thoughts of unity at every moment of life.
Herman Hesse
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The symbolic view of things is a consequence of long absorption in images. Is sign language the real language of Paradise?
Hugo Ball
#German Author

We should burn all libraries and allow to remain only that which everyone knows by heart. A beautiful age of the legend would then begin.
Hugo Ball
#German Author

Poverty is the only load which is the heavier the more loved ones there are to assist in bearing it.
Jean Richter
#German Author

Niccolo Machiavelli
The more sand that has escaped from the hourglass of our life, the clearer we should see through it.
Niccolo Machiavelli
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Good actions ennoble us, we are the sons of our own deeds.
Jean Richter
#German Author

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.
Jean Richter
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