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German Novelist and humorist, 1763-1825
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A man never discloses his own character so clearly as when he describes another's
A timid person is frightened before a danger, a coward during the time, and a courageous person afterwards.
A woman who could always love would never grow old; and the love of mother and wife would often give or preserve many charms if it were not too often combined with parental and conjugal anger. There remains in the face of women who are naturally serene and peaceful, and of those rendered so by religion, an after-spring, and later an after-summer, the reflex of their most beautiful bloom.
Age does not matter if the matter does not age.
All souls must undergo transmigration and the souls of men revolve like a stone which is thrown from a sling, so many turns before the final release... Only those who have not completed their perfection must suffer the wheel of rebirth by being reborn into another human body.
Anger wishes all mankind had only one neck; love, that it had only one heart
As a rule, for no one does life drag more disagreeably than for him who tries to speed it up
As winter strips the leaves from around us, so that we may see the distant regions they formerly concealed, so old age takes away our enjoyments only to enlarge the prospect of the coming eternity.
Be great in act, as you have been in thought.
Beauty attracts us men; but if, like an armed magnet it is pointed, beside, with gold and silver, it attracts with tenfold power.
Because the heart beats under a covering of hair, of fur, feathers, or wings, it is, for that reason, to be of no account?
Cheerfulness is the atmosphere in which all things thrive
Courage consists not in blindly overlooking danger, but in seeing it, and conquering it.
Criticism often takes from the tree caterpillars and blossoms together
Death gives us sleep, eternal youth, and immortality.
Do not wait for extraordinary circumstances to do good action; try to use ordinary situations.
Every friend is to the other a sun, and a sunflower also. He attracts and follows.
Every man has a rainy corner of his life whence comes foul weather which follows him.
Every man regards his own life as the New Year's Eve of time.
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