Jean Paul Quotes

The words that a father speaks to his children in the privacy of home are not heard by the world, but, as in whispering galleries, they are clearly heard at the end, and by posterity... view

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You prove your worth with your actions, not with your mouth... view

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Never write on a subject until you have read yourself full of it... view

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Only actions give life strength.. view

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Our birthdays are feathers in the broad wing of time... view

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Poverty is the only load which is the heavier the more loved ones there are to assist in bearing it... view

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Recollection is the only paradise from which we cannot be turned out... view

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Sorrows are like thunderclouds, in the distance they look black, over our heads scarcely gray... view

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Sorrows gather around great souls as storms do around mountains.. view

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Strong characters are brought out by change of situation, and gentle ones by permanence... view

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The conscience of children is formed by the influences that surround them.. view

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The darkness of death is like the evening twilight.. view

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The more sand that has escaped from the hourglass of our life, the clearer we should see through it... view

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There are souls in this world which have the gift of finding joy everywhere and of leaving it behind them when they go... view

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

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There is a joy in sorrow which none but a mourner can know... view

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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.. view

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Variety of mere nothings gives more pleasure than uniformity of something... view

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We learn our virtues from our friends who love us.. view

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Weaklings must lie... view

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What makes old age so sad is not that our joys but our hopes cease... view

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Whenever, at a party, I have been in the mood to study fools, I have always looked for a great beauty: they always gather round her like flies around a fruit stall... view

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Woman and men of retiring timidity are cowardly only in dangers which affect themselves, but the first to rescue when others are in danger... view

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Men, like bullets, go farthest when they are smoothest... view

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The miracle on earth are the laws of heaven... view

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Every man has a rainy corner of his life whence comes foul weather which follows him... view

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Never part without loving words to think of during your absence. It may be that you will not meet again in this life... view

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A man never discloses his own character so clearly as when he describes another s... view

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A timid person is frightened before a danger, a coward during the time, and a courageous person afterward... view

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Age does not matter if the matter does not age... view

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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... view

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Be great in act, as you have been in thought... view

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Beauty attracts us men.. view

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Because the heart beats under a covering of hair, of fur, feathers, or wings, it is, for that reason, to be of no account?.. view

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Courage consists not in blindly overlooking danger, but in seeing it, and conquering it... view

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Death gives us sleep, eternal youth, and immortality... view

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Music is moonlight in the gloomy night of life... view

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Every friend is to the other a sun, and a sunflower also. He attracts and follows... view

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Every man regards his own life as the New Year's Eve of time... view

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For sleep, riches and health to be truly enjoyed, they must be interrupted... view

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God is an unutterable sigh, planted in the depths of the soul... view

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Good actions ennoble us, we are the sons of our own deeds... view

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