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Heine, Heinrich

  • Whatever tears one may shed, in the end one always blows one's nose.

  • Of course God will forgive me; that's His job.

  • In action, the English have the advantage enjoyed by free men always entitled to free discussion: of having a ready judgment on every question. We Germans, on the other hand, are always thinking. We think so much that we never form a judgment.

  • Oh what lies lurk in kisses!

  • Every man, either to his terror or consolation, has some sense of religion.

  • Experience is a good school. But the fees are high.

  • God will forgive me. It's his job

  • Great genius takes shape by contact with another great genius, but, less by assimilation than by fiction.

  • I fell asleep reading a dull book and dreamed I kept on reading, so I awoke from sheer boredom.

  • I have never seen an ass who talked like a human being, but I have met many human beings who talked like asses.

  • If the Romans had been obliged to learn Latin, they would never have found time to conquer the world.

  • In earlier religions the spirit of the time was expressed through the individual and confirmed by miracles. In modern religions the spirit is expressed through the many and confirmed by reason.

  • Talking and eloquence are not the same: to speak and to speak well are two things. A fool may talk, but a wise man speaks.

  • The Bible is the great family chronicle of the Jews.

  • The fundamental evil of the world arose from the fact that the good Lord has not created money enough.

  • The weather-cock on the church spire, though made of iron, would soon be broken by the storm-wind if it did not understand the noble art of turning to every wind.

  • The Wedding March always reminds me of the music played when soldiers go into battle.

  • True eloquence consists in saying all that is necessary, and nothing but what is necessary.

  • Whatever tears one may shed, in the end one always blows one's nose.

  • Wherever they burn books they will also, in the end, burn human beings.

  • You cannot feed the hungry on statistics.