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    A love that dies has never lived.
    — Franz Grillparzer
    tags: die 
     
    Distinctly different as a child, as an adolescent, in his prime and in his old age, man considers himself as one, not because he acts, but because he knows.
    — Franz Grillparzer
    tags: children  men  age  child 
     
    I would love to be able to write a tragedy in my imagination-it would turn into a masterpiece.
    — Franz Grillparzer
    tags: tragedy  write 
     
    Swear words and profanities are mere abbreviations of speech, similar to the abbreviations in writing.
    — Franz Grillparzer
    tags: speech  writing 
     
    Isn't it awful that cold feet make for a cold imagination and that a pair of woollen socks induce good thoughts!
    — Franz Grillparzer
    tags: imagination 
     
    How frightening it is to have reached the height of human accomplishment in art that must forever borrow from life's abundance.
    — Franz Grillparzer
    tags: human  forever  abundance 
     
    If someone took the finest marble and knew how to shape it artfully: Prometheus' material was lowly clay, but his statues walked.
    — Franz Grillparzer
    Who claims that the heathen's view of the world is incorrect? Life gives you nothing! It is ruled by false gods! Nothing remains true to you but your own self; provided you remain true to it.
    — Franz Grillparzer
    tags: world  true 
     
    As youth lives in the future, so the adult lives in the past: No one rightly knows how to live in the present.
    — Franz Grillparzer
    tags: youth  live  future  present  adult 
     
    The cradle of the future is the grave of the past.
    — Franz Grillparzer
    tags: future  past 
     
    When the theater gates open, a mob pours inside, and it is the poet's task to turn it into an audience.
    — Franz Grillparzer
    tags: poet 
     
    To declaim freedom verses seems like a poem within a poem; freedom requires guns, it requires arms, but no feet.
    — Franz Grillparzer
    tags: freedom  poem 
     
    Progress will always have as its recourse to exaggerate what it cannot surpass.
    — Franz Grillparzer
    tags: progress 
     
    The ideas of an age are most abundant where they are not crowded by original ideas.
    — Franz Grillparzer
    tags: age  ideas 
     
    Without a notion of the transcendental, human beings would, indeed, be animals; however, only fools can be convinced of it, and only degenerates need such a conviction.
    — Franz Grillparzer
    tags: human  fools 
     
    Whoever places his trust into a system will soon be without a home. While you are building your third story, the two lower ones have already been dismantled.
    — Franz Grillparzer
    tags: trust  stories 
     
    There shall be no slave in your home, male or female: Least of all the mother of your son.
    — Franz Grillparzer
    tags: mother  son 
     
    No spoon has yet destroyed a mouth, but the knife of war cuts portions that are hard to swallow. Perhaps the big mouths of the privileged are able to cope with them, but they dull the teeth of the little people and ruin their stomachs.
    — Franz Grillparzer
    tags: people  war 
     
    My anger thought you too ignoble for my love, and close examination finds you too magnificent, and only equals are joined together smoothly.
    — Franz Grillparzer
    tags: thoughts  anger 
     
    I'd wish the government took honest people into consideration, it shows enough consideration for scoundrels.
    — Franz Grillparzer
    Let the famous not denounce fame. Far from being empty and meaningless, it fills those it touches with divine power.
    — Franz Grillparzer
    tags: power  divine  fame 
     
    When mundane, lowly activities are at stake, too much insight is detrimental-far-sightedness errs in immediate concerns.
    — Franz Grillparzer
    tags: insight 
     
    German diligence is actually endurance.
    — Franz Grillparzer
    tags: endurance 
     
    Just as the queen bee, the highest-ranking, peerless creature of her hive, is surrounded by lowly drones to please her, whereas the workers produce honey, the same way is the one who sits on the throne an equal only to himself, and no one's companion.
    — Franz Grillparzer
    tags: companion  honey 
     
    Why do villains have so much influence? Because the honest people are terribly dense.
    — Franz Grillparzer
    tags: people 
     
    In early times, before the floods swept across the world, there was life, albeit odd, as one can see from the fossils of mammoth bones, and there was the regime of Prince Metternich.
    — Franz Grillparzer
    tags: time  world 
     
    Love wants to be confirmed with concrete symbols, but recklessness loves instability.
    — Franz Grillparzer
    A man may welcome his beloved with circumstance, but a woman's love and her concern for his well-being are discreet.
    — Franz Grillparzer
    tags: men 
     
    How can you say that love is blind? Keener than a young eagle's is its sight.
    — Franz Grillparzer
    tags: young 
     
    Pity, but never love bestows kind words upon the slave.
    — Franz Grillparzer
    Since love is folly, a foolish woman is more dangerous than a wise one.
    — Franz Grillparzer
    tags: women  wise  dangerous 
     
    Transcendence: that which transcends experience.
    — Franz Grillparzer
    tags: experience 
     
    A woman's passion is not the measure of a man's love.
    — Franz Grillparzer
    tags: passion 
     
    The present is never poetic as it serves necessity, necessity, however, is prosaic.
    — Franz Grillparzer
    tags: present 
     
    The spirit of poetry combines the profundity of the philosopher and the child's delight in bright pictures.
    — Franz Grillparzer
    A wise man can and should stand above his times, not so the poet, but he should be their apex.
    — Franz Grillparzer
    tags: time  men  wise  poet 
     
    Why must ancients, and provided the same talent, be better than modern authors?Free to exploit the vast realm of the simpleand the natural, they did not have to be artificial in order to be original (which every artist aspires to be).
    — Franz Grillparzer
    tags: talent  artist 
     
    Freedom requires guns.
    — Franz Grillparzer
    tags: freedom 
     
    At certain times, men regard poetry merely as a bright flame, but to women it was, and always will be, a warm fire.
    — Franz Grillparzer
    tags: time  men  women  fire  poetry 
     
    To test a modest man's modesty do not investigate if he ignores applause, find out if he abides criticism.
    — Franz Grillparzer
    tags: criticism 
     
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