Heinrich Heine Quote
“Mark this well, you proud men of action: You are nothing but the unwitting agents of the men of thought who often, in quiet self-effacement, mark out most exactly all your doings in advance.”
History of Religion and Philosophy in Germany, Vol. III (1834)
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.