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Friedrich Schiller
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Letters on the Aesthetic Education of Man (originally published in 1795), Ninth Letter, translated by Elizabeth M. Wilkinson and L. A. Willoughby
Friedrich Schiller
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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
Friedrich Schiller
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"On Naive and Sentimental Poetry", originally published in 1795
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Variant: "Tell him, in manhood, he must still revere The dreams of early youth." From: Don Carlos (1787), Act IV, Scene XXI
Friedrich Schiller
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Friedrich Schiller: Poet of Freedom (1988 edition), Schiller Inst


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Born: November 10, 1759

Died: May 9, 1805 (aged 45)

Nationality: German

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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