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German Philosopher, 1788-1860
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Every nation ridicules other nations -- and all are right.
Every parting gives a foretaste of death; every coming together again a foretaste of the resurrection
Death and dying
Every person takes the limits of their own field of vision for the limits of the world.
Every possession and every happiness is but lent by chance for an uncertain time, and may therefore be demanded back the next hour.
Every truth passes through three stages before it is recognized In the first it is ridiculed, in the second it is opposed, in the third it is regarded as self-evident
Everyone takes the limits of his own vision for the limits of the world.
Exaggeration of every kind is as essential to journalism as it is to dramatic art, for the object of journalism is to make events go as far as possible
Fame is something that must be won. Honor is something that must not be lost.
Friends and acquaintances are the surest passport to fortune.
Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude.
Great minds are related to the brief span of time during which they live as great buildings are to a little square in which they stand: you cannot see them in all their magnitude because you are standing too close to them.
Hatred comes from the heart; contempt from the head; and neither feeling is quite within our control
Honor has not to be won; it must only not be lost.
How very paltry and limited the normal human intellect is, and how little lucidity there is in the human consciousness, may be judged from the fact that, despite the ephemeral brevity of human life, the uncertainty of our existence and the countless enigmas which press upon us from all sides, everyone does not continually and ceaselessly philosophize, but that only the rarest of exceptions do.
Human life must be some form of mistake
I am often surprised by the cleverness, and now and again by the stupidity of my dog; and I have similar experiences with mankind
I've never know any trouble than an hour's reading didn't assuage.
If a man sets out to hate all the miserable creatures he meets, he will not have much energy left for anything else; whereas he can despise them, one and all, with the greatest ease
If we were not all so interested in ourselves, life would be so uninteresting that none of us would be able to endure it.
If you want to know your true opinion of someone, watch the effect produced in you by the first sight of a letter from him.
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