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    The state has no religion for the simple reason that it has each and everyone.
    — Franz Grillparzer
    Trousers and the reputation of not being a thief are similar in the following way: There is no particular honor in having them butonce they are lost, everyone thinks they have the right to insult us.
    — Franz Grillparzer
    tags: lost  right  insult  honor 
     
    Our age believed herself pregnant with auspicious progeny, but when her hour came, it turned out to be dropsy.
    — Franz Grillparzer
    tags: age 
     
    There is one privilege we'll never lose; currently it's called nationality. It means that everyone was born somewhere, which is infact self-evident.
    — Franz Grillparzer
    Right and proof are two crutches for everything bent and crooked that limps along.
    — Franz Grillparzer
    tags: right 
     
    In certain countries, people seem to be think that three asses together make one intelligent person. However, that is completely wrong. Several asses in concreto make the ass in abstracto and that is a most terrifying animal.
    — Franz Grillparzer
    tags: animals  people  wrong 
     
    The thing that pleases is not always good and, helas, the good thing does not always please.
    — Franz Grillparzer
    You can make the best of it and be content, or you can complain, it makes no difference. What does it matter that human beings judge the things that exist?
    — Franz Grillparzer
    tags: human 
     
    The plot! The plot! What kind of plot could a poet possibly provide that is not surpassed by the thinking, feeling reader? Form alone is divine.
    — Franz Grillparzer
    tags: alone  divine  thinking  poet 
     
    They are miserly, the princes of Austria, you need not grieve about it; they may not donate anything, but they allow themselves tobe fleeced, the good lords.
    — Franz Grillparzer
    Do not push so fast ahead, do slow down a bit! Otherwise you won't catch up with yourselves.
    — Franz Grillparzer
    A book is quite a beautiful thing, even more so learning. Together, however, all they amount to is called book-learning.
    — Franz Grillparzer
    tags: beautiful  learning  book 
     
    Dilettantes appreciate the work, professors the master at the same time.
    — Franz Grillparzer
    tags: time  work  master  appreciate 
     
    In the arts, foolhardiness is always harmful; even worse, however, is clumsiness.
    — Franz Grillparzer
    A person who looks different all the time frightens me. Only one animal changes its skin: the snake.
    — Franz Grillparzer
    tags: animals  time  people 
     
    Soon there will be nothing truly profound that is not achieved by everyone, and of the difficult things in this world only one will be left: simplicity.
    — Franz Grillparzer
    tags: world  simplicity 
     
    When receiving an order, many servants repeat their "yes" numerous times, especially the lazy ones.
    — Franz Grillparzer
    tags: time  lazy 
     
    Profundity easily turns into dullness and astuteness deteriorates into wit. Be guided by natural common sense and it will accommodate great and small.
    — Franz Grillparzer
    Schiller moves upward. Goethe comes from up above.
    — Franz Grillparzer
    It is not a matter of desire, but of coercion and duty.
    — Franz Grillparzer
    tags: desires 
     
    Austrian soldiers are like horses: brave but easily frightened.
    — Franz Grillparzer
    Strength, strength alone, is honorable, the German nation clamors in its majesty. But since it is hard to muster strength so suddenly, they have to make do with boorishness.
    — Franz Grillparzer
    tags: alone  strength 
     
    You even called me stupid in your verse, and I'm almost agreeing, for where stupidity is involved, you are quite an expert, friend.
    — Franz Grillparzer
    tags: friends  stupidity 
     
    Turning popular opinion upside down does not make an original.
    — Franz Grillparzer
    tags: opinion 
     
    I know how ingratitude burns, how falsehood tortures, for I have been deceived in friendship and in love; I have learned to lose and to resign myself.
    — Franz Grillparzer
    tags: friendship 
     
    Someone who is reluctant to say what he needs to say, often ends up doing so with an insolence whose crassness is proportionate tohis fear, once he gathers the necessary courage.
    — Franz Grillparzer
    tags: fear  courage 
     
    Much as I honor the wisdom of the princess-there is something more dashing about a man.
    — Franz Grillparzer
    tags: men  wisdom  honor 
     
    Do hurry and proclaim the concordat. Then castrate yourselves to keep from sinning.
    — Franz Grillparzer
    I am a woman, and even if I could proceed with harshness and rigidity, it would disgust me nonetheless.
    — Franz Grillparzer
    tags: women 
     
    You ardently strive for freedom, and I do wish you were free-but, rather than for your sake, so that government won't be.
    — Franz Grillparzer
    Boundless in your charity, but shrewd and cautious as a lender, you delight all those today whom you made beggars the day before.
    — Franz Grillparzer
    tags: charity 
     
    What are the characteristics of today's world so that one may recognize it by them?" It pays pensions and borrows money: credit and monuments.
    — Franz Grillparzer
    tags: world 
     
    From a distance the rushing of the torrent delights and uplifts us, but it rocks us in a flimsy boat, we are overwhelmed by despair. The same applies to danger.
    — Franz Grillparzer
    tags: despair  danger 
     
    How great seems human progress when we consider where it began, and how insignificant, when we contemplate the goals for which itstrives.
    — Franz Grillparzer
    tags: human  progress  goal 
     
    Let no one say that taking action is hard. Action is aided by courage, by the moment, by impulse, and the hardest thing in the world is making a decision.
    — Franz Grillparzer
    Never expect any recognition here-the system prohibits it. The cross is not affixed to the genius, no, the genius is affixed to the cross.
    — Franz Grillparzer
    tags: genius 
     
    Genius resembles a bell; in order to ring it must be suspended into pure air, and when a foreign body touches it, its joyful toneis silenced.
    — Franz Grillparzer
    tags: body  genius 
     
    Lap-dogs and blood-hounds enjoy the greatest respect at court; house-dogs and no dogs at all are not even considered.
    — Franz Grillparzer
    tags: respect  dog 
     
    A flutist who is moved to tears by his own performance will soon make the listeners laugh because of the sounds that he produces.
    — Franz Grillparzer
    tags: tears 
     
    Those whom the gods chose as their property must not consort with mortals.
    — Franz Grillparzer
    tags: god  property 
     
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