Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach Quotes

Fear not those who argue but those who dodge.
Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach (Aphorisms, 1905)
Not what we experience, but how we perceive what we experience, determines our fate.
Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach
Who doesn't know anything, has to believe everything.
Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach
What delights us in visible beauty is the invisible.
Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach (Aphorisms, 1905)
We are so vain that we value the opinion even of those whose opinions we find worthless.
Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach (Aphorisms, 1905)
In youth we learn in age we understand.
Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach (Aphorisms, 1905)
None are so eager to gain new experience as those who don't know how to make use of the old ones.
Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach
Conquer, but don't triumph.
Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach
Imaginary evils are incurable.
Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach
Those who understand only what can be explained understand very little.
Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach (Aphorisms, 1905)
To be satisfied with little is hard, to be satisfied with a lot is impossible.
Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach
Even a stopped clock is right twice a day.
Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach
If you have one good idea, people will lend you twenty.
Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach
So soon as a fashion is universal, it is out of date.
Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach (Aphorisms, 1905)
The poor man wishes to conceal his poverty, and the rich man his wealth: the former fears lest he be despised, the latter lest he be plundered.
Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach (Aphorisms, 1905)
Much less evil would be done on earth if evil could not be done in the name of good.
Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach
Whenever two good people argue over principles, they are both right.
Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach


Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach Bio

Born: September 13, 1830
Died: March 12, 1916

Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach was an Austrian writer and novelist. She is best known for her highly successful and influential psychological novels. She is today regarded as a very important German writer.

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Aphorisms (1905)

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