Friedrich Schiller

Friedrich Schiller

Born: November 10, 1759

Died: May 9, 1805

Nationality: German

Occupation: Dramatist, poet, writer, historian, philosopher

Biography: 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.

Source/Notes: Act IV, sc. iii, as translated by Sir Thomas Martin - Wilhelm Tell (1803)
Source/Notes: 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

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Friedrich Schiller

“Appearance rules the world.”

- Friedrich Schiller

Source/Notes: Friedrich Schiller: Poet of Freedom (1988 edition), Schiller Inst

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Source/Notes: "On Naive and Sentimental Poetry", originally published in 1795