Heinrich Heine Quotes (151 quotes)
“Our souls must become expanded by the contemplation of Nature's grandeur, before we can fully comprehend the greatness of man.”
Scintillations. As quoted in "A Dictionary of Quotations in Prose: From American and Foreign Authors, Including Translations from Ancient Sources" , Anna Lydia Ward, T. Y. Crowell & Company, 1889, p. 514
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Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsHeinrich Heine
Born: December 13, 1797
Died: February 17, 1856 (aged 58)
Occupation: Poet, essayist, journalist
Bio: Heinrich Heine was one of the most significant German poets of the 19th century. He was also a journalist, essayist, and literary critic. He is best known outside Germany for his early lyric poetry, which was set to music in the form of Lieder by composers such as Robert Schumann and Franz Schubert. Heine's later verse and prose is distinguished by its satirical wit and irony.
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