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    Science and art, or by the same token, poetry and prose differ from one another like a journey and an excursion. The purpose of the journey is its goal, the purpose of an excursion is the process.
    — Franz Grillparzer
    tags: journey  process  poetry  goal 
     
    This searching and doubting and vacillating where nothing is clear but the arrogance of quest. I, too, had such noble ideas when I was still a boy.
    — Franz Grillparzer
    Those who want to row on the ocean of human knowledge do not get far, and the storm drives those out of their course who set sail.
    — Franz Grillparzer
    tags: human  ocean 
     
    No one will stop to help you when you are in need, but everyone forces opinions upon you that you do not require.
    — Franz Grillparzer
    tags: help  opinion 
     
    Ideas are not thoughts; the thought respects the boundaries that the idea ignores thereby failing to realize itself.
    — Franz Grillparzer
    tags: thoughts  respect  ideas 
     
    I look around me and nowhere do I see a stamp of disapproval with which nature marked a woman's candid brow.
    — Franz Grillparzer
    tags: nature 
     
    If someone were to think that trees are made to support the sky, they would all seem too short.
    — Franz Grillparzer
    tags: sky 
     
    Mankind is getting smarter every day. Actually, it only seems so. At least we are making progress. We're progressing, to be sure, ever more deeply into the forest.
    — Franz Grillparzer
    tags: progress  mankind 
     
    No shortcomings of other people cause us to be more intolerant than those which are caricatures of our own.
    — Franz Grillparzer
    tags: people 
     
    Moons and years pass by and are gone forever, but a beautiful moment shimmers through life a ray of light.
    — Franz Grillparzer
    tags: beautiful  forever  moment  gone  moon  year 
     
    Mozart starved, but you allow Thalberg and Liszt make tons of gold: Of course, you may think that someone immortal cannot die of hunger
    — Franz Grillparzer
    tags: hunger  immortal  die 
     
    Poetry, it is often said and loudly so, is life's true mirror. But a monkey looking into a work of literature looks in vain for Socrates.
    — Franz Grillparzer
    tags: work  true  poetry  literature 
     
    The uneducated person perceives only the individual phenomenon, the partly educated person the rule, and the educated person the exception.
    — Franz Grillparzer
    tags: people  rules  uneducated 
     
    Why do comparisons of words and tone poems (poetry and music) never take into consideration that the word is a mere signifier, but that the sound, aside from being a signifier, is also an object?
    — Franz Grillparzer
    tags: poem 
     
    Art is eternally young, but the poet ages. If only he remained as young as art! If only it aged with him!
    — Franz Grillparzer
    tags: young  age  poet 
     
    Before passing different laws for different people, I'd relinquish myself unto you as your slave.
    — Franz Grillparzer
    tags: people  law 
     
    If human beings are immortal, so are animals. If matter has the ability to remember, it also has the ability to think.
    — Franz Grillparzer
    tags: animals  human  immortal 
     
    Christianity is the religion of melancholy and hypochondria. Islam, on the other hand, promotes apathy, and Judaism instills its adherents with a certain choleric vehemence, the heathen Greeks may well be called happy optimists.
    — Franz Grillparzer
    tags: christianity 
     
    Two soldiers and a villain are enough to blow up the rights of the citizens.
    — Franz Grillparzer
    tags: right 
     
    I cannot be exacting because I respect myself.
    — Franz Grillparzer
    tags: respect 
     
    Only by himself, with one acre and a house, will a dunce be a dunce. Once he manages to gain power, he'll turn into a scoundrel.
    — Franz Grillparzer
    tags: power  hell 
     
    What's the meaning of all the pious clamor, condemning cocks and hens? Those who have no teeth are the greatest meat-haters.
    — Franz Grillparzer
    tags: meaning 
     
    It is good insofar as it is not evil.
    — Franz Grillparzer
    tags: evil 
     
    To enlist the support of the people and of parliament, you only have to propose a profitable villainy.
    — Franz Grillparzer
    tags: people 
     
    Once you have looked at the land from atop the Kahlenberg, you will understand what I write and who I am.
    — Franz Grillparzer
    tags: write 
     
    Caution is the daughter of circumspection, but she tends to outgrow her mother.
    — Franz Grillparzer
    tags: mother  daughter 
     
    Perhaps the most embarrassing experience is being caught at a lie by a simpleton who sneers at our asinine cleverness.
    — Franz Grillparzer
    tags: experience  lies 
     
    Gold schenkt die Eitelkeit, der rauhe Stolz, Die Freundschaft und die Liebe schenken Blumen. Gold is the gift of vanityand pride, Friendship and love offer flowers.
    — Franz Grillparzer
    tags: friendship  gift  flowers  die  pride 
     
    Es binden Sklavenfesseln nur die H a« nde, Der Sinn, er macht den Freien und den Knecht. The chains of slavery can only bind the hands. The mind makes us either free or enslaved.
    — Franz Grillparzer
    tags: slavery  die  mind 
     
    Prose talks and poetry sings.
    — Franz Grillparzer
    tags: poetry 
     
    Human life, old and young, takes place between hope and remembrance. The young man sees all the gates to his desires open, and the old man remembers-his hopes.
    — Franz Grillparzer
    tags: desires  men  young  human  hope 
     
    What raises great poetry above all else-it is the entire person and also the entire world.
    — Franz Grillparzer
    tags: people  world  poetry 
     
    Prose and poetry are as different as food and drink.
    — Franz Grillparzer
    tags: food  poetry 
     
    The manifestation of poetry in external life is formal perfection. True sentiment grows within, and art must represent internal phenomena externally.
    — Franz Grillparzer
    Our poetry emulates the recent progress in military strategy: Our army's strength is the foot soldiers.
    — Franz Grillparzer
    A tailor can adapt to any medium, be it poetry, be it criticism. As a poet, he can mend, and with the scissors of criticism he candivide.
    — Franz Grillparzer
    tags: criticism  media  poetry  poet 
     
    The old harlot, German philosophy, has finally turned into a church lady.
    — Franz Grillparzer
    tags: church  philosophy 
     
    Women, children, Tyroleans and preachers want to create a new kingdom of God, but the God of their kingdom looks like women, children, preachers, and Tyrolians.
    — Franz Grillparzer
    tags: children  women  child  god 
     
    Since people no longer attend church, theater remains as the only public service, and literature as the only private devotion.
    — Franz Grillparzer
    Although your knowledge is weak and small, you need not be silent: since you cannot be judges be at least witnesses.
    — Franz Grillparzer
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