Friedrich Schiller Quotes (313 quotes)
Letters on the Aesthetic Education of Man (originally published in 1795), Ninth Letter, translated by Elizabeth M. Wilkinson and L. A. Willoughby
“Threefold the stride of Time, from first to last!
Loitering slow, the Future creepeth —
Arrow-swift, the Present sweepeth —
And motionless forever stands the Past.”
Sprüche des Konfuzius "The Proverbs Of Confucius" (1795)
The Robbers (1781), Act I, Scene I
Variant: "A noble heart is always happy to admit the victory of Reason's arguments." From: The Maid of Orleans (play) Act II, written in 1801
"On Naive and Sentimental Poetry", originally published in 1795
Variant: "Tell him, in manhood, he must still revere The dreams of early youth." From: Don Carlos (1787), Act IV, Scene XXI
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Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsFriedrich Schiller
Born: November 10, 1759
Died: May 9, 1805 (aged 45)
Occupation: Dramatist, poet, writer, historian, philosopher
Bio: Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller was a German poet, philosopher, historian, and playwright. During the last seventeen years of his life, Schiller struck up a productive, if complicated, friendship with already famous and influential Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. They frequently discussed issues concerning aesthetics, and Schiller encouraged Goethe to finish works he left as sketches.
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