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    The real genres: good and bad.
    — Franz Grillparzer
    tags: bad  real 
     
    Drive the women from the bed just as you drove them from the choir; a eunuch sings in Rome, and the priests masturbate.
    — Franz Grillparzer
    tags: women 
     
    People of talent resemble a musical instrument more closely than they do a musician. Without outside help, they produce not a single sound, but given even the slightest touch, and a magnificent tune emanates from them.
    — Franz Grillparzer
    tags: people  talent  help 
     
    Whoever considers morality the main objective of human existence, seems to me like a person who defines the purpose of a clock asnot going wrong. The first objective for a clock, is, however, that it does run; not going wrong is an additional regulative function. If not a watch's greatest accomplishment were not going wrong, unwound watches might be the best.
    — Franz Grillparzer
    Praised be the good willing women who understand and take part in the fun-the body is an exacting beater, and even the heart is made of flesh.
    — Franz Grillparzer
    tags: women  heart  body 
     
    Piety is the fermentation of the forming mind and the putrefaction of the disintegrating one.
    — Franz Grillparzer
    tags: mind 
     
    Reason and the ability to use it are two separate skills.
    — Franz Grillparzer
    A cure by regression is homeopathic, like healing the damage done by ministers and ignorance with stupidity and Jesuits.
    — Franz Grillparzer
    I understand the phrase "Honor the Women" all too well: the poet has probably a wife of his own, but he prefers to honor another.
    — Franz Grillparzer
    tags: poet  wife  honor 
     
    Servants honor their master by their service.
    — Franz Grillparzer
    tags: master  service  honor 
     
    It's actually the spirit helping the spirit; it is the doctor, the bed, the potion.
    — Franz Grillparzer
    tags: spirit  doctor 
     
    The most irascible person is most likely to become apathetic in dangerous situations.
    — Franz Grillparzer
    tags: people  dangerous 
     
    Nothing genuinely historical was ever lost in this country. For this reason we have two ruling parties: villains and fools.
    — Franz Grillparzer
    tags: lost  historical  fools 
     
    The verdict on Prince Metternich will soon be out: An excellent diplomat and a bad politician.
    — Franz Grillparzer
    tags: bad 
     
    The first indication of a young person's growing smarter is that he no longer understands the things which he used to consider quite intelligible and self-evident.
    — Franz Grillparzer
    tags: young 
     
    Metaphysics must be based on what exists, for it has the task of explicating it.
    — Franz Grillparzer
    Jealousy is a grievous passion that jealously seeks what causes grief.
    — Franz Grillparzer
    tags: grief  jealousy  passion 
     
    Grief, first take on shape! what is shapeless causes fear and torment but when the enemy materializes, half the victory is won.
    — Franz Grillparzer
    tags: enemies  fear  grief  victory  enemy 
     
    Gratitude is a fickle thing, indeed. A person taking aim presses the weapon to his chest and cheek, but when he hits, he discardsit with indifference.
    — Franz Grillparzer
    tags: people  gratitude 
     
    Chance arrives unannounced. It emerges, and when it leaves, we are lucky if the changes it has produced are only external.
    — Franz Grillparzer
    tags: chance 
     
    The noble woman is half a man, even a complete one. Only their imperfections make them women.
    — Franz Grillparzer
    tags: men  women  noble 
     
    German radicalism: freedom-masturbation.
    — Franz Grillparzer
    Robespierre, this pedant of freedom!
    — Franz Grillparzer
    As far as the arts and the sciences are concerned, the German mind appreciates most highly that which it does not understand of the latter, and that which it does not enjoy of the former.
    — Franz Grillparzer
    tags: mind  appreciate 
     
    Bunglers and pedants judge art according to genre; they approve of this and dismiss that genre, but instead of genres, the open-minded connoisseur appreciates only individual works.
    — Franz Grillparzer
    tags: work  appreciate 
     
    Feeling and thinking are actually the blind man who carries the lame.
    — Franz Grillparzer
    tags: men  thinking 
     
    The German mind, may it live! Almost invisible as a mind, it finally manifests itself assertively as a conviction.
    — Franz Grillparzer
    tags: mind 
     
    Drink and be thankful to the host! What seems insignificant when you have it, is important when you need it.
    — Franz Grillparzer
    Historical! Must it be historical to catch your attention? Even though historicity, like notoriety, denotes nothing more than thatsomething has occurred.
    — Franz Grillparzer
    tags: historical 
     
    History is the zoology of the human race.
    — Franz Grillparzer
    tags: human  race 
     
    What is the use of aesthetics if they can neither teach how to produce beauty nor how to appreciate it in good taste? It exists because it behooves rational human beings to provide reasons for their actions and assessments. Even if aesthetics are not the mathematics of beauty, they are the proof of the calculation.
    — Franz Grillparzer
    Beauty satisfies the senses completely and at the same time uplifts the soul. That which gratifies the senses is pleasant, and that which uplifts the soul without being sensual in the least is good, true, right, anything you like, but not beautiful.
    — Franz Grillparzer
    tags: beauty  time  beautiful  soul  true  right 
     
    Gold is the gift of vanity and common pride, but flowers are the gift of love and friendship.
    — Franz Grillparzer
    Love! Hate! Is there no third?
    — Franz Grillparzer
    Morality, a muzzle for the will; logic, a climbing iron for the mind.
    — Franz Grillparzer
    tags: morality  logic  mind 
     
    Do you call the jewel blind, because your eye is?
    — Franz Grillparzer
    tags: eyes 
     
    The prince exults whomever he selects as his consort, but the queen, rather than elevating the subject of her choice, humiliates him as a man. By all that is right, a man is not intended to be the husband of his wife, but a woman is to be her husband's wife.
    — Franz Grillparzer
    tags: men  women  choice  right  wife 
     
    Woman is the crown of all creation, but Man is the head who wears it, and even the servant is master in his house.
    — Franz Grillparzer
    tags: men  women  master  creation 
     
    It is fair to despise a cowardly man, but the female sex is strongest when it's weak.
    — Franz Grillparzer
    tags: men  sex 
     
    In the long run, only woman remains true to mankind's foremost mission. Whatever she achieves, she achieves through herself, and alone. Man's master is the-public.
    — Franz Grillparzer
    tags: women  master  alone  true  mankind  achieve 
     
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