Heinrich Heine

Heinrich Heine

German poet

Lived from: 1797-1856

Category: Poets (Contemporary)

Quotes: Heinrich Heine

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    Experience is a good school, but the fees are high.
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    God will forgive me, that's his business.
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    Great genius takes shape by contact with another great genius, but, less by assimilation than by fiction.
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    If the Romans had been obliged to learn Latin they would never have found time to conquer the world.
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    In politics, as in life, we must above all things wish only for the attainable.
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    In these times we fight for ideas and newspapers are our fortress.
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    Mark this well, you proud men of action! you are, after all, nothing but unconscious instruments of the men of thought.
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    Matrimony is the high sea for which no compass has yet to be invented.
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    Of course God will forgive me; that's His job.
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    Oh what lies lurk in kisses!
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    The Bible is the great family chronicle of the Jews.
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    The foolish race of mankind are swarming below in the night; they shriek and rage and quarrel - and all of them are right.
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    The weather-cock on the church spire, though made of iron, would soon be broken by the storm-wind if it did not understand the noble art of turning to every wind.
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    Whatever tears one may shed, in the end one always blows one's nose.
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    Whenever books are burned men also in the end are burned.
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