Quotes by Friedrich Schiller

“Utility is the great idol of the age, to which all powers must do service and all talents swear allegiance.”

“The strong man is strongest when alone.”

“Art is the right hand of Nature. The latter has only given us being, the former has made us men.”

“Art is the daughter of freedom.”

“Grace is the beauty of form under the influence of freedom.”

“The key to education is the experience of beauty.”

“He who has done his best for his own time has lived for all times.”

“Happy he who learns to bear what he cannot change.”

“That which is so universal as death must be a benefit.”

“Keep true to the dreams of your youth.”

“Freedom can occur only through education.”

“Revenge is barren of itself: it is the dreadful food it feeds on its delight is murder, and its end is despair.”

“Mankind is made great or little by its own will.”

“The will of man is his happiness.”

“The history of the world is the world's court of justice.”

“Who dares nothing, need hope for nothing.”

“Every true genius is bound to be naive.”

“Knowledge, the object of knowledge and the knower are the three factors which motivate action the senses, the work and the doer comprise the threefold basis of action.”

“There is room in the smallest cottage for a happy loving pair.”

“Peace is rarely denied to the peaceful.”

“Power is the most persuasive rhetoric.”

“No emperor has the power to dictate to the heart.”

“In the society, where people are just parts in a larger machine, individuals are unable to develop fully.”

“Aesthetic matters are fundamental for the harmonious development of both society and the individual.”

“Lose not yourself in a far off time, seize the moment that is thine.”

“It is difficult to discriminate the voice of truth from amid the clamor raised by heated partisans.”

“A gloomy guest fits not a wedding feast.”

“They would need to be already wise, in order to love wisdom.”

“Full of wisdom are the ordinations of fate.”

“Will it, and set to work briskly.”

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