Friedrich Schiller Quotes

Friedrich Schiller Quote: In a shipwreck, each swims safest by himself.
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In a shipwreck, each swims safest by himself.
Friedrich Schiller (Wilhelm Tell, 1803)
Love is only known by him who hopelessly persists in love.
Friedrich Schiller (Don Carlos, 1787)
The stars of thy fate lies in your bosom.
Friedrich Schiller
They would need to be already wise, in order to love wisdom.
Friedrich Schiller (On the Aesthetic Education of Man, 1794)
It is easy to give advice from a port of safety.
Friedrich Schiller
Opposition always inflames the enthusiast, never converts him.
Friedrich Schiller (Intrigue and Love, 1784)
Freedom can occur only through education.
Friedrich Schiller
A noble heart will always capitulate to reason.
Friedrich Schiller
Our wisest acts, in times like these, are silence and submission.
Friedrich Schiller (Wilhelm Tell, 1803)
Mankind is made great or little by its own will.
Friedrich Schiller (Wallenstein, 1798)
Pain is short, and joy is eternal.
Friedrich Schiller (The Maid of Orleans, 1801)
By union even the weakest become mighty.
Friedrich Schiller (Wilhelm Tell, 1803)
The mountain cannot frighten one who was born on it.
Friedrich Schiller (Wilhelm Tell, 1803)
Great souls suffer in silence.
Friedrich Schiller (Don Carlos, 1787)
He who has done his best for his own time has lived for all times.
Friedrich Schiller (Wallenstein, 1798)
Truth exists for the wise, beauty for the feeling heart.
Friedrich Schiller
Appearance rules the world.
Friedrich Schiller
That which is so universal as death must be a benefit.
Friedrich Schiller (Quoted by Ralph Waldo Emerson)
Power is the most persuasive rhetoric. 
Friedrich Schiller
War spares not even the infant in the cradle.
Friedrich Schiller (Wilhelm Tell, 1803)
It is not flesh and blood, but heart which makes us fathers and sons.
Friedrich Schiller (The Robbers, 1781)
The iron chain and the silken cord are both equally bonds
Friedrich Schiller (Fiesco, 1783)
No emperor has the power to dictate the heart of others.
Friedrich Schiller
Happy is he who learns to bear what he cannot change.
Friedrich Schiller (Of the Sublime)
You saw his weakness, and he will never forgive you.
Friedrich Schiller (Wilhelm Tell, 1803)
Song forbids victorious deeds to die.
Friedrich Schiller (The Artists)
Only through Beauty's morning gate, dost thou enter the land of Knowledge.
Friedrich Schiller (The Artists)
Live with your century; but do not be its creature.
Friedrich Schiller (On the Aesthetic Education of Man, 1794)
O who knows what slumbers in the background of the times?
Friedrich Schiller (Don Carlos, 1787)
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Friedrich Schiller Biography

Born: November 10, 1759
Died: May 9, 1805

Friedrich Schiller was a German poet, writer and philosopher. He is mostly famous for his playwrights and his philosophy. His friendship with Goethe also gained him popularity.

Notable Works

The Robbers (1781)
Fiesco (1783)
Intrigue and Love (1784)
Don Carlos (1787)
Wallenstein (1798)
Mary Stuart (1800)
The Made of Orleans (1801)
The Brids of Messina (1803)
Wilhelm Tell (1803)
Demetrius (1804-1805, unfinished work)
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