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    Where they burn books, at the end they also burn people.
    — Heinrich Heine
    tags: people  book 
     
    The music at a wedding procession always reminds me of the music of soldiers going into battle.
    — Heinrich Heine
    tags: battle  music 
     
    Nature knows no indecencies; man invents them.
    — Heinrich Heine
    tags: nature  men  invent 
     
    Ordinarily he was insane, but he had lucid moments when he was merely stupid.
    — Heinrich Heine
    tags: moment 
     
    Where they have burned books, they will end in burning human beings.
    — Heinrich Heine
    tags: human  book 
     
    God will forgive me; that's his business.
    — Heinrich Heine
    tags: god  business 
     
    The Wedding March always reminds me of the music played when soldiers go into battle.
    — Heinrich Heine
    tags: battle  music 
     
    When words leave off, music begins.
    — Heinrich Heine
    tags: music 
     
    Of course God will forgive me; that's His job.
    — Heinrich Heine
    tags: job  god 
     
    Whenever books are burned, men also in the end are burned.
    — Heinrich Heine
    tags: men  book 
     
    Every man, either to his terror or consolation, has some sense of religion.
    — Heinrich Heine
    tags: men 
     
    Money is the god of our time, and Rothschild is his prophet.
    — Heinrich Heine
    tags: time  god  money 
     
    Wild, dark times are rumbling toward us, and the prophet who wishes to write a new apocalypse will have to invent entirely new beasts, and beasts so terrible that the ancient animal symbols of St. John will seem like cooing doves and cupids in comparison.
    — Heinrich Heine
    tags: animals  time  dark  wishes  wild  write  invent 
     
    True eloquence consists in saying all that is necessary, and nothing but what is necessary.
    — Heinrich Heine
    tags: true  saying 
     
    Phychical pain is more easily borne than physical; and if I had my choice between a bad conscience and a bad tooth, I should choose the former.
    — Heinrich Heine
    tags: pain  choice  conscience  bad 
     
    Don't send a poet to London.
    — Heinrich Heine
    tags: poet 
     
    It must require an inordinate share of vanity and presumption, too, after enjoying so much that is good and beautiful on earth, to ask the Lord for immortality in addition to it all.
    — Heinrich Heine
    And the dancing has begun now, And the Dancings whirl round gaily In the waltz's giddy mazes, And the ground beneath them trembles.
    — Heinrich Heine
    Poverty sits by the cradle of all our great men and rocks all of them to manhood.
    — Heinrich Heine
    tags: men  poverty  manhood 
     
    I will not say that women have no character; rather, they have a new one every day.
    — Heinrich Heine
    tags: women 
     
    Matrimony; the high sea for which no compass has yet been invented.
    — Heinrich Heine
    Ask me not what I have, but what I am.
    — Heinrich Heine
    I have never seen an ass who talked like a human being, but I have met many human beings who talked like asses.
    — Heinrich Heine
    tags: human 
     
    Sleep is good, death is better; but of course, the best thing would to have never been born at all.
    — Heinrich Heine
    tags: death  sleep 
     
    You cannot feed the hungry on statistics.
    — Heinrich Heine
    There are more fools in the world than there are people.
    — Heinrich Heine
    tags: people  world  fools 
     
    The stones here speak to me, and I know their mute language. Also, they seem deeply to feel what I think. So a broken column of the old Roman times, an old tower of Lombardy, a weather- beaten Gothic piece of a pillar understands me well. But I am a ruin myself, wandering among ruins.
    — Heinrich Heine
    tags: time  language  broken 
     
    Experience is a good school. But the fees are high.
    — Heinrich Heine
    tags: experience  school 
     
    The deepest truth blooms only from the deepest love.
    — Heinrich Heine
    tags: truth 
     
    If you wish to strive for peace of soul and pleasure, then believe.
    — Heinrich Heine
    tags: peace  believe  soul  pleasure  wishes 
     
    I call'd the devil, and he came, And with wonder his form did I closely scan; He is not ugly, and is not lame, But really a handsome and charming man. A man in the prime of life is the devil, Obliging, a man of the world, and civil; A diplomatist too, well skill'd in debate, He talks quite glibly of church and state.
    — Heinrich Heine
    tags: men  world  wonder  devil  church 
     
    Wherever they burn books they will also, in the end, burn human beings.
    — Heinrich Heine
    tags: human  book 
     
    In dark ages people are best guided by religion, as in a pitch-black night a blind man is the best guide; he knows the roads and paths better than a man who can see. When daylight comes, however, it is foolish to use blind, old men as guides.
    — Heinrich Heine
    tags: men  people  dark  age  night  path 
     
    This was but a prelude; where books are burnt human-beings will be burnt in the end
    — Heinrich Heine
    tags: book 
     
    I care little in the existence of a heaven or hell; self respect does not allow me to guide my acts with an eye toward heavenly salvation or hellish punishment. I pursue the good in life because it is beautiful and attracts me; and shun the bad because it is ugly and repulsive. All our acts should originate from the spring of unselfish love, whether there be a continuation after death or not.
    — Heinrich Heine
    Silence is the essential condition of happiness.
    — Heinrich Heine
    tags: happiness  silence 
     
    If the Romans had been obliged to learn Latin, they would never have found time to conquer the world.
    — Heinrich Heine
    tags: time  world  learn 
     
    Whether a revolution succeeds or fails people of great hearts will always be sacrificed to it.
    — Heinrich Heine
    tags: people  heart  revolution  fail 
     
    At noon I feel as though I could devour all the elephants of Hindostan, and then pick my teeth with the spire of Strasburg cathedral; in the evening I become so sentimental that I would fain drink up the Milky Way without reflecting how indigestible I should find the little fixed stars, and by night there is the Devil himself broke loose in my head and no mistake.
    — Heinrich Heine
    tags: star  mistakes  night  devil 
     
    We should forgive our enemies, but not before they are hanged
    — Heinrich Heine
    tags: enemies  enemy 
     
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    heinrich heine
    Birth    : December 13, 1797
    Death  : February 17, 1856
    Occupation  : Poet