Franz Grillparzer Quotes (62 quotes)
“Let the famous not denounce fame. Far from being empty and meaningless, it fills those it touches with divine power.”
Sappho, act 1, sc. 5 (1818)
“When mundane, lowly activities are at stake, too much insight is detrimental—far-sightedness errs in immediate concerns.”
Libussa, act 1 (1848)
“I'd wish the government took honest people into consideration, it shows enough consideration for scoundrels.”
On the Admissibility of Capital Punishment, from Notebooks and Diaries (1836)
“I love the pride whose measure is its own eminence and not the insignificance of someone else.”
Libussa, act 2 (1848)
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Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsFranz Grillparzer
Born: January 15, 1791
Died: January 21, 1872 (aged 81)
Occupation: Poet, dramatist
Bio: Franz Seraphicus Grillparzer was an Austrian writer who is chiefly known for his dramas. He also wrote the oration for Ludwig van Beethoven's funeral.