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Heinrich Heine quotes (14)

Experience is a good school but the fees are high.
Heinrich Heine   Category: Experience

Mark this well ye proud men of action! ye are after all nothing but unconscious instruments of the men of thought.
Heinrich Heine   Category: Action

If the Romans had been obliged to learn Latin they would never have found time to conquer the world.
Heinrich Heine   Category: Rome

Perfumes are the feelings of flowers.
Heinrich Heine   Category: Unsorted

Sleep is good death is better; but of course the best thing would to have never been born at all.
Heinrich Heine   Category: Death

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.
Heinrich Heine   Category: Adapt

One should forgive one's enemies but not before they are hanged.
Heinrich Heine   Category: Endure

I have a most peaceable disposition. My desires are for a modest hut a thatched roof but a good bed good food very fresh milk and butter flowers in front of my window and a few pretty trees by my door. And should the good Lord wish to make me really happy he will allow me the pleasure of seeing about six or seven of my enemies hanged upon those trees.
Heinrich Heine   Category: Home

Wherever they burn books they will also in the end burn human beings.
Heinrich Heine   Category: Book

Society is a republic. When an individual endeavors to lift himself above his fellows he is dragged down by the mass either by means of ridicule or of calumny. No one shall be more virtuous or more intellectually gifted than others. Whoever by the irresistable force of genius rises above the common herd is certain to be ostracized by society which will pursue him with such merciless derision and detraction that at last he will be compelled to retreat into the solitude of his thoughts.
Heinrich Heine   Category: Society

There are more fools in the world than there are people.
Heinrich Heine   Category: Fight

He only profits from praise who values criticism.
Heinrich Heine   Category: Praise

Genius: 1. to believe your own thought. To believe that what is true for you is ultimately true. 2. a sledgehammer. 3. the fruit of labour and thought. 4. soul. 5. the ability to put into effect what is in your mind. 6. something one can become.
Heinrich Heine   Category: Genius

Matrimony - the high sea for which no compass has yet Been invented.
Heinrich Heine   Category: Marriage