Browse Quotes by Topic:

  
Age
Anger
Art
Business
Change
Computers
Death
Education
Environmental
Experience
Faith
Food
Forgiveness
Friendship
Gardening
Government
Health
History
Humor
Imagination    
Life
Love
Marriage
Movies
Music
Nature
Patriotism
Peace
Poetry
Politics
Religion
Science
Society
Sports
Success
Technology
Time
War
Wisdom
Work


Featured Authors:


Abraham Lincoln
Albert Einstein
Ambrose Bierce
Aristotle
Benjamin Disraeli
Benjamin Franklin
Carl Sandburg
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Francis Bacon
Friedrich Nietzsche
George Bernard Shaw
George Eliot
George Washington
Henry Ford
Mark Twain
Oscar Wilde
Plato
Socrates
Sophocles
William Shakespeare

Jean Paul quotes (50)

A man never discloses his own character so clearly as when he describes another s.
Jean Paul   Category:

A timid person is frightened before a danger, a coward during the time, and a courageous person afterward.
Jean Paul   Category:

Age does not matter if the matter does not age.
Jean Paul   Category:

As winter strips the leaves from around us, so that we may see the distant regions they formerly concealed, so old age takes away our enjoyments only to enlarge the prospect of the coming eternity.
Jean Paul   Category:

Be great in act, as you have been in thought.
Jean Paul   Category:

Beauty attracts us men; but if, like an armed magnet it is pointed, beside, with gold and silver, it attracts with tenfold power.
Jean Paul   Category:

Because the heart beats under a covering of hair, of fur, feathers, or wings, it is, for that reason, to be of no account?
Jean Paul   Category:

Courage consists not in blindly overlooking danger, but in seeing it, and conquering it.
Jean Paul   Category:

Death gives us sleep, eternal youth, and immortality.
Jean Paul   Category:

Do not wait for extraordinary circumstances to do good action; try to use ordinary situations.
Jean Paul   Category:

Every friend is to the other a sun, and a sunflower also. He attracts and follows.
Jean Paul   Category:

Every man has a rainy corner of his life whence comes foul weather which follows him.
Jean Paul   Category:

Every man regards his own life as the New Year's Eve of time.
Jean Paul   Category:

For sleep, riches and health to be truly enjoyed, they must be interrupted.
Jean Paul   Category:

God is an unutterable sigh, planted in the depths of the soul.
Jean Paul   Category:

Good actions ennoble us, we are the sons of our own deeds.
Jean Paul   Category:

Gray hairs seem to my fancy like the soft light of the moon, silvering over the evening of life.
Jean Paul   Category:

Humanity is never so beautiful as when praying for forgiveness, or else forgiving another.
Jean Paul   Category: Forgiveness

I have made as much out of myself as could be made of the stuff, and no man should require more.
Jean Paul   Category:

It is simpler and easier to flatter people than to praise them.
Jean Paul   Category:

Joy descends gently upon us like the evening dew, and does not patter down like a hailstorm.
Jean Paul   Category: Inspirational

Like a morning dream, life becomes more and more bright the longer we live, and the reason of everything appears more clear. What has puzzled us before seems less mysterious, and the crooked paths look straighter as we approach the end.
Jean Paul   Category:

Live your life and forget your age.
Jean Paul   Category:

Men, like bullets, go farthest when they are smoothest.
Jean Paul   Category:

Music is moonlight in the gloomy night of life.
Jean Paul   Category: Music

Never part without loving words to think of during your absence. It may be that you will not meet again in this life.
Jean Paul   Category:

Never write on a subject until you have read yourself full of it.
Jean Paul   Category:

Only actions give life strength; only moderation gives it charm.
Jean Paul   Category:

Our birthdays are feathers in the broad wing of time.
Jean Paul   Category: Birthday

Poverty is the only load which is the heavier the more loved ones there are to assist in bearing it.
Jean Paul   Category:

Recollection is the only paradise from which we cannot be turned out.
Jean Paul   Category:

Sorrows are like thunderclouds, in the distance they look black, over our heads scarcely gray.
Jean Paul   Category:

Sorrows gather around great souls as storms do around mountains; but, like them, they break the storm and purify the air of the plain beneath them.
Jean Paul   Category: Nature

Strong characters are brought out by change of situation, and gentle ones by permanence.
Jean Paul   Category:

The conscience of children is formed by the influences that surround them; their notions of good and evil are the result of the moral atmosphere they breathe.
Jean Paul   Category:

The darkness of death is like the evening twilight; it makes all objects appear more lovely to the dying.
Jean Paul   Category:

The miracle on earth are the laws of heaven.
Jean Paul   Category:

The more sand that has escaped from the hourglass of our life, the clearer we should see through it.
Jean Paul   Category: Wisdom

The words that a father speaks to his children in the privacy of home are not heard by the world, but, as in whispering galleries, they are clearly heard at the end, and by posterity.
Jean Paul   Category:

There are souls in this world which have the gift of finding joy everywhere and of leaving it behind them when they go.
Jean Paul   Category:

There are souls which fall from heaven like flowers, but ere they bloom are crushed under the foul tread of some brutal hoof.
Jean Paul   Category:

There is a joy in sorrow which none but a mourner can know.
Jean Paul   Category:

Two aged men, that had been foes for life, Met by a grave, and wept - and in those tears They washed away the memory of their strife; Then wept again the loss of all those years.
Jean Paul   Category:

Variety of mere nothings gives more pleasure than uniformity of something.
Jean Paul   Category:

We learn our virtues from our friends who love us; our faults from the enemy who hates us. We cannot easily discover our real character from a friend. He is a mirror, on which the warmth of our breath impedes the clearness of the reflection.
Jean Paul   Category:

Weaklings must lie.
Jean Paul   Category:

What makes old age so sad is not that our joys but our hopes cease.
Jean Paul   Category:

Whenever, at a party, I have been in the mood to study fools, I have always looked for a great beauty: they always gather round her like flies around a fruit stall.
Jean Paul   Category:

Woman and men of retiring timidity are cowardly only in dangers which affect themselves, but the first to rescue when others are in danger.
Jean Paul   Category:

You prove your worth with your actions, not with your mouth.
Jean Paul   Category: