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It is a common phenomenon that just the prettiest girls find it so difficult to get a man. -- Heinrich Heine
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High in the air rises the forest of oaks, high over the oaks soar the eagle, high over the eagle sweep the clouds, high over the clouds gleam the stars ... high over the stars sweep the angels ... -- Heinrich Heine
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The devil take these people and their language! They take a dozen monosyllabic words in their jaws, chew them, crunch them and spit them out again, and call that speaking. Fortunately they are by nature fairly silent, and although they gaze at us open-mouthed, they spare us long conversations. -- Heinrich Heine
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So we keep asking, over and over
Until a handful of earth
Stops our mouths-
But is that an answer? -- Heinrich Heine
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Religion cannot sink lower than when somehow it is raised to a state religion ... It becomes then an avowed mistress. -- Heinrich Heine
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Nature, like a true poet, abhors abrupt transitions. -- Heinrich Heine
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The music at a wedding procession always reminds me of the music of soldiers going into battle. -- Heinrich Heine
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Our sweetest hopes rise blooming. And then again are gone, They bloom and fade alternate, And so it goes rolling on. I know it, and it troubles My life, my love, my rest, My heart is wise and witty, And it bleeds within my breast. -- Heinrich Heine
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The air grows cool and darkles, The Rhine flows calmly on; The mountain summit sparkles In the light of the setting sun. -- Heinrich Heine
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Whatever tears one may shed, in the end one always blows one's nose. -- Heinrich Heine
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The dragon-fly is dancing, - Is on the water glancing, She flits about with nimble wing, The flickering, fluttering, restless thing. Besotted chafers all admire Her light-blue, gauze-like, neat attire; They laud her blue complexion, And think her shape perfection ... -- Heinrich Heine
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Communism possesses a language which every people can understand - its elements are hunger, envy, and death. -- Heinrich Heine
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A lonely fir-tree is standing On a northern barren height; It sleeps, and the ice and snow-drift Cast round it a garment of white. -- Heinrich Heine
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A pine tree standeth lonely
In the North on an upland bare;
It standeth whitely shrouded
With snow, and sleepeth there.
It dreameth of a Palm tree
Which far in the East alone,
In the mournful silence standeth
On its ridge of burning stone. -- Heinrich Heine
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If the Romans had been obliged to learn Latin, they would never have found the time to conquer the world. -- Heinrich Heine
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Where they have burned books, they will end in burning human beings. -- Heinrich Heine
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The stones here speak to me, and I know their mute language. Also, they seem deeply to feel what I think. So a broken column of the old Roman times, an old tower of Lombardy, a weather-beaten Gothic piece of a pillar understands me well. But I am a ruin myself, wandering among ruins. -- Heinrich Heine
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I will not say that women have no character; rather, they have a new one every day. -- Heinrich Heine
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The fundamental evil of the world arose from the fact that the good Lord has not created money enough. -- Heinrich Heine
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Pretty women without religion are like flowers without perfume. -- Heinrich Heine
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The same fact that Boccaccio offers in support of religion might be adduced in behalf of a republic: It exists in spite of its ministers. -- Heinrich Heine
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Lyrical poetry is much the same an every age, as the songs of the nightingales in every spring-time. -- Heinrich Heine
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The foolish race of mankind are swarming below in the night; they shriek and rage and quarrel - and all of them are right. -- Heinrich Heine
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The fountain of love is the rose and the lily, the sun and the dove. -- Heinrich Heine
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The cloudlets are lazily sailing O'er the blue Atlantic sea; And mid the twilight there hovers A shadowy figure o'er me ... -- Heinrich Heine
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It is only kindred griefs that draw forth our tears, and each weeps really for himself. -- Heinrich Heine
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Sleep is good, death is better; but of course, the best thing would to have never been born at all. -- Heinrich Heine
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In vain would I seek to discover Why sad and mournful am I, My thoughts without ceasing brood over A tale of the time gone by. -- Heinrich Heine
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Life is the greatest of blessings and death the worst of evils ... all great, powerful souls love life. -- Heinrich Heine
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The beauteous eyes of the spring's fair night With comfort are downward gazing. -- Heinrich Heine
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Where they burn books, at the end they also burn people -- Heinrich Heine
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God will forgive me. It's his job. Heine said this on his deathbed (1856). Hilarious. He must have thought that up years before and counted the seconds to use it. -- Heinrich Heine
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All special charters of freedom must be abrogated where the universal law of freedom is to flourish. -- Heinrich Heine
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Sweet May lies fresh before us, To life the young flowers leap, And through the Heaven's blue o'er us The rosy cloudlets sweep. -- Heinrich Heine
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Thought precedes action as lighting does thunder. -- Heinrich Heine
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Literary history is the great morgue where all seek the dead ones whom they love, or to whom they are related. -- Heinrich Heine
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Photography is a witness against the mistaken opinion that art is an imitation of nature. -- Heinrich Heine
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In dark ages people are best guided by religion, as in a pitch-black night a blind man is the best guide; he knows the roads and paths better than a man who can see. When daylight comes, however, it is foolish to use blind, old men as guides. -- Heinrich Heine
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All our contemporary philosophers perhaps without knowing it are looking through eyeglasses that Baruch Spinoza polished. Spinoza was a philosopher who earned his livelihood by grinding lenses. -- Heinrich Heine
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All I really want is enough to live on, a little house in the country ... and a tree in the garden with seven of my enemies hanging in it. -- Heinrich Heine
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God will forgive me; that's his business. -- Heinrich Heine
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Freedom is a new religion, the religion of our time. -- Heinrich Heine
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There is no Sixth Commandment in art. The poet is entitled to lay his hands on whatever material he finds necessary for his work. -- Heinrich Heine
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Be entirely tolerant or not at all; follow the good path or the evil one. To stand at the crossroads requires more strength than you possess. -- Heinrich Heine
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As the moon's fair image quaketh In the raging waves of ocean, Whilst she, in the vault of heaven, Moves with silent peaceful motion. -- Heinrich Heine
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At first I was almost about to despair, I thought I never could bear it - but I did I bear it. The question remains: how? -- Heinrich Heine
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The lotus flower is troubled
At the sun's resplendent light;
With sunken head and sadly
She dreamily waits for the night. -- Heinrich Heine
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The people have no ear, either for rhythm or music, and their unnatural passion for pianoforte playing and singing is thus all the more repulsive. There is nothing on earth more terrible than English music, except English painting. -- Heinrich Heine
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The Wedding March always reminds me of the music played when soldiers go into battle. -- Heinrich Heine
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Like a great poet, Nature knows how to produce the greatest effects with the most limited means. -- Heinrich Heine
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A blaspheming Frenchman is a spectacle more pleasing to the Lord than a praying Englishman. -- Heinrich Heine
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And over the pond are sailing Two swans all white as snow; Sweet voices mysteriously wailing Pierce through me as onward they go. They sail along, and a ringing Sweet melody rises on high; And when the swans begin singing, They presently must die. -- Heinrich Heine
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With the rose the butterfly's deep in love,
A thousand times hovering round;
But round himself, all tender like gold,
The sun's sweet ray is hovering found. -- Heinrich Heine
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Iron helmets will not save/
Even heroes from the grave/
Good man's blood will drain away/
While the wickid win the day. -- Heinrich Heine
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Great genius takes shape by contact with another great genius, but, less by assimilation than by friction. -- Heinrich Heine
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Wherever they burn books they will also, in the end, burn human beings. -- Heinrich Heine
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There is only one writer in whom I find something that reminds me of the directness of style which is found in the Bible. It is Shakespeare. -- Heinrich Heine
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At Dresden on the Elbe, that handsome city,
Where straw hats, verses, and cigars are made,
They've built (it well may make us feel afraid,)
A music club and music warehouse pretty. -- Heinrich Heine
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The arrow belongs not to the archer when it has once left the bow; the word no longer belongs to the speaker when it has once passed his lips. -- Heinrich Heine
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Experience is a good school. But the fees are high -- Heinrich Heine
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Nothing is more futile than theorizing about music. No doubt there are laws, mathematically strict laws, but these laws are not music; they are only its conditions? The essence of music is revelation. -- Heinrich Heine
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Tell me who first did kisses suggest? It was a mouth all glowing and blest; It kissed and it thought of nothing beside. The fair month of May was then in its pride, The flowers were all from the earth fast springing, The sun was laughing, the birds were singing. -- Heinrich Heine
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When the heroes go off the stage, the clowns come on. -- Heinrich Heine
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Like a great poet, nature produces the greatest results with the simplest means. There are simply a sun, flowers, water, and love. -- Heinrich Heine
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First, I thought, almost despairing,
This must crush my spirit now;
Yet I bore it, and am bearing-
Only do not ask me how. -- Heinrich Heine
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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. -- Heinrich Heine
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No compass has ever been invented for the high seas of matrimony. -- Heinrich Heine
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The sea appears all golden. Beneath the sun-lit sky. -- Heinrich Heine
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I do not murmur, even if my heart break. -- Heinrich Heine
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Whenever books are burned, men also in the end are burned. -- Heinrich Heine
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The nightingale appear'd the first, And as her melody she sang, The apple into blossom burst, To life the grass and violets sprang. -- Heinrich Heine
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Reason exercises merely the function of preserving order, is, so to say, the police in the region of art. In life it is mostly a cold arithmetician summing up our follies. -- Heinrich Heine
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Perfumes are the feelings of flowers. -- Heinrich Heine
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Wild, dark times are rumbling toward us, and the prophet who wishes to write a new apocalypse will have to invent entirely new beasts, and beasts so terrible that the ancient animal symbols of St. John will seem like cooing doves and cupids in comparison. -- Heinrich Heine
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Das war ein vorspeil nur; That was only a prelude; dort wo man Buecher verbrennt, Where one burns books, vebrennt man auch am Ende One will also burn people Menchen. Eventually. -- Heinrich Heine
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Music played at weddings always reminds me of the music played for soldiers before they go into battle. -- Heinrich Heine
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There is one thing on earth more terrible than English music, and that is English painting. -- Heinrich Heine
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Phychical pain is more easily borne than physical; and if I had my choice between a bad conscience and a bad tooth, I should choose the former. -- Heinrich Heine
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In blissful dream, in silent night, There came to me, with magic might, With magic might, my own sweet love, Into my little room above. -- Heinrich Heine
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The real madness probably is not another thing that the wisdom itself that, tired of discovering the shames of the world, has taken the intelligent resolution to become mad -- Heinrich Heine
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Ordinarily he was insane, but he had lucid moments when he was merely stupid -- Heinrich Heine
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Poverty sits by the cradle of all our great men and rocks all of them to manhood. -- Heinrich Heine
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Sweet May hath come to love us,
Flowers, trees, their blossoms don;
And through the blue heavens above us
The very clouds move on. -- Heinrich Heine
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Laughter is wholesome. God is not so dull as some people make out. Did not He make the kitten to chase its tail. -- Heinrich Heine
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Every age thinks its battle the most important of all. -- Heinrich Heine
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A brainiac notices everything, an ignoramus comments about everything. -- Heinrich Heine
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Human misery is too great for men to do without faith. -- Heinrich Heine
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This was but a prelude; where books are burnt human-beings will be burnt in the end -- Heinrich Heine
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Life is all too wondrous sweet, and the world is so beautifully bewildered; it is the dream of an intoxicated divinity ... -- Heinrich Heine
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The spring's already at the gate With looks my care beguiling; The country round appeareth straight A flower-garden smiling. -- Heinrich Heine
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Those who begin by burning books will end by burning people. -- Heinrich Heine
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I do not know the meaning of my sadness; there is an old fairy tale that I cannot get out of my mind. -- Heinrich Heine
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Terrible as is war, it yet displays the spiritual grandeur of man daring to defy his mightiest hereditary enemy
death. -- Heinrich Heine
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Lo, sleep is good, better is death
in sooth
The best of all were never to be born. -- Heinrich Heine
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In earlier religions the spirit of the time was expressed through the individual and confirmed by miracles. In modern religions the spirit is expressed through the many and confirmed by reason. -- Heinrich Heine
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He who fears to venture as far as his heart urges and his reason permits, is a coward; he who ventures further than he intended to go, is a slave. -- Heinrich Heine
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Atheism is the last word of theism. -- Heinrich Heine
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The gazelles so gentle and clever Skip lightly in frolicsome mood. -- Heinrich Heine
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Oh, what lies there are in kisses. -- Heinrich Heine
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There, where one burns books, one in the end burns men. -- Heinrich Heine
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The more i get to know people, the more i like dogs. -- Heinrich Heine
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I bequeath all my property to my wife on the condition that she remarry immediately. Then there will be at least one man to regret my death. -- Heinrich Heine
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The negro king desired to be portrayed as white. But do not laugh at the poor African; for every man is but another negro king, and would like to appear in a color different from that with which Fate has bedaubed him. -- Heinrich Heine
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Where words leave off, music begins. -- Heinrich Heine
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Genius: 1. to believe your own thought. To believe that what is true for you is ultimately true. 2. a sledgehammer. 3. the fruit of labour and thought. 4. soul. 5. the ability to put into effect what is in your mind. 6. something one can become. -- Heinrich Heine
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The weather-cock on the church spire, though made of iron, would soon be broken by the storm-wind if it did not understand the noble art of turning to every wind. -- Heinrich Heine
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With his nightcaps and the tatters of his dressing-gown he patches up the gaps in the structure of the universe. -- Heinrich Heine
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The night comes stealing o'er me,
And clouds are on the sea;
While the wavelets rustle before me
With a mystical melody. -- Heinrich Heine
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God will pardon me..that's His line of work.
last words of Heinrich Heine -- Heinrich Heine
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The violets prattle and titter, And gaze on the stars high above. -- Heinrich Heine
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Twelve Dancings are dancing, and taking no rest, And closely their hands together are press'd; And soon as a dance has come to a close, Another begins, and each merrily goes. -- Heinrich Heine
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Silence can be defined as conversation with an Englishman -- Heinrich Heine
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Man,
the aristocrat amongst the animals. -- Heinrich Heine
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Christianity is an idea, and as such is indestructible and immortal, like every idea. -- Heinrich Heine
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Where words cease, there music begins. -- Heinrich Heine
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My heart resembles the ocean; has storm, and ebb and flow; and many a beautiful pearl lies hid in its depths below. -- Heinrich Heine
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In action, the English have the advantage enjoyed by free men always entitled to free discussion: of having a ready judgment on every question. We Germans, on the other hand, are always thinking. We think so much that we never form a judgment. -- Heinrich Heine
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What Christian love cannot do is effected by a common hatred. -- Heinrich Heine
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Round my cradle shimmered the last moonbeams of the eighteenth century and the first morning rays of the nineteenth. -- Heinrich Heine
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Wherever a great soul utters its thoughts, there is Golgatha. -- Heinrich Heine
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The Bible is the great family chronicle of the Jews. -- Heinrich Heine
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Thought is invisible nature. -- Heinrich Heine
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She resembles the Venus de Milo: she is very old, has no teeth, and has white spots on her yellow skin. -- Heinrich Heine
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And yonder sits a maiden, The fairest of the fair, With gold in her garment glittering, And she combs her golden hair. -- Heinrich Heine
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He only profits from praise who values criticism. -- Heinrich Heine
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Oh, they loved dearly: their souls kissed, they kissed with their eyes, they were both but one single kiss. -- Heinrich Heine
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Music is a strange thing. I would almost say it is a miracle. -- Heinrich Heine
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He is noble who both feels and acts nobly. -- Heinrich Heine
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The deepest truth blooms only from the deepest love. -- Heinrich Heine
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No author is a man of genius to his publisher. -- Heinrich Heine
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I do not know if she was virtuous, but she was ugly, and with a woman that is half the battle. -- Heinrich Heine
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God will pardon me. It is His trade. -- Heinrich Heine
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Everywhere that a great soul gives utterance to its thoughts, there also is a Golgotha. -- Heinrich Heine
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God will pardon: That's His business. -- Heinrich Heine
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Out of my own great woe I make my little songs. -- Heinrich Heine
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In the image of the lion made He kittens small and curious. -- Heinrich Heine
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Every man, either to his terror or consolation, has some sense of religion. -- Heinrich Heine
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Woman is at once apple and serpent. -- Heinrich Heine
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People in those old times had convictions; we moderns only have opinions. And it needs more than a mere opinion to erect a Gothic cathedral. -- Heinrich Heine
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I have never seen an ass who talked like a human being, but I have met many human beings who talked like asses. -- Heinrich Heine
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Every woman is the gift of a world to me. -- Heinrich Heine
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Seriousness shows itself more majestically when laughter leads the way. -- Heinrich Heine
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It is extremely difficult for a Jew to be converted, for how can he bring himself to believe in the divinity of - another Jew? -- Heinrich Heine
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Where they burn books they will in the end burn people too -- Heinrich Heine
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Ask me not what I have, but what I am. -- Heinrich Heine
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The Portuguese, Dutch and English have been for a long time year after year, shipping home the treasures of India in their big vessels. We Germans have been all along been left to watch it. Germany would do likewise, but hers would be treasures of spiritual knowledge. -- Heinrich Heine
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True eloquence consists in saying all that is necessary, and nothing but what is necessary. -- Heinrich Heine
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Perhaps already I am dead, And these perhaps are phantoms vain; - These motley phantasies that pass At night through my disordered brain. Perhaps with ancient heathen shapes, Old faded gods, this brain is full; Who, for their most unholy rites, Have chosen a dead poet's skull ... -- Heinrich Heine
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The beauteous dragonfly's dancing By the waves of the rivulet glancing; She dances here and she dances there, The glimmering, glittering flutterer fair. Full many a beetle with loud applause Admires her dress of azure gauze, Admires her body's bright splendour, And also her figure so slender ... -- Heinrich Heine
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And the dancing has begun now, And the Dancings whirl round gaily In the waltz's giddy mazes, And the ground beneath them trembles. -- Heinrich Heine
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God has given us speech in order that we may say pleasant things to our friends, and tell bitter truths to our enemies. -- Heinrich Heine
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The artist is the child in the popular fable, every one of whose tears was a pearl. -- Heinrich Heine
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Nature knows no indecencies; man invents them. -- Heinrich Heine
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Every period of time is a sphinx that throws itself into the abyss as soon as its riddle has been solved. -- Heinrich Heine
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In the marvelous month of May when all the buds were bursting, then in my heart did love arise. In the marvelous month of May when all the birds were singing, then did I reveal to her my yearning and longing. -- Heinrich Heine
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Oh fair, oh sweet and holy as dew at morning tide,
I gaze on thee, and yearnings, sad in my bosom hide. -- Heinrich Heine
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Good Luck is a giddy maid,
Fickle and restless as a fawn;
She smooths your hair; and then the jade
Kisses you quickly, and is gone. -- Heinrich Heine
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If one has no heart, one cannot write for the masses. -- Heinrich Heine
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The Blossoms and leaves in plenty From the apple tree fall each day; The merry breezes approach them, And with them merrily play. -- Heinrich Heine
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The sun's sweet ray is hovering discovered. -- Heinrich Heine
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The years keep coming and going, Men will arise & depart; Only one thing is immortal: The love that is in my heart. -- Heinrich Heine
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When words leave off, music begins. -- Heinrich Heine
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If thou lookest on the lime-leaf, Thou a heart's form will discover; Therefore are the lindens ever Chosen seats of each fond lover. -- Heinrich Heine
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God will forgive me the foolish remarks I have made about Him just as I will forgive my opponents the foolish things they have written about me, even though they are spiritually as inferior to me as I to thee, O God! -- Heinrich Heine
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I fell asleep reading a dull book, and I dreamed that I was reading on, so I awoke from sheer boredom. -- Heinrich Heine
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He that marries is like the dogs who was married to the Adriatic. He knows not what there is in that which he marries; mayhap treasures and pearls, mayhap monsters and tempests, await him. -- Heinrich Heine
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I have sown Dragon's teeth and reaped only fleas. -- Heinrich Heine
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I live, which is the main point. -- Heinrich Heine
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Silence is the essential condition of happiness. -- Heinrich Heine
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In politics, as in life, we must above all things wish only for the attainable. -- Heinrich Heine
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Matrimony; the high sea for which no compass has yet been invented. -- Heinrich Heine
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Sleep is lovely, death is better still, not to have been born is of course the miracle. -- Heinrich Heine
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It is there, where they burn books, that eventually they burn people. -- Heinrich Heine
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Money is the god of our time, and Rothschild is his prophet. -- Heinrich Heine
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While we are indifferent to our good qualities, we keep on deceiving ourselves in regard to our faults, until we come to look on them as virtues. -- Heinrich Heine
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Wherever people burn books, there, finally, they will also burn people. -- Heinrich Heine
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Christ rode on an ass, but now asses ride on Christ. -- Heinrich Heine
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A fool may talk, but a wise man speaks. -- Heinrich Heine
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Where one burns books, there one eventually burns people. -- Heinrich Heine
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Thinking of Germany in the night robs me of my sleep. -- Heinrich Heine
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I have smelt all the aromas there are in the fragrant kitchen they call Earth; and what we can enjoy in this life, I surely have enjoyed just like a lord! -- Heinrich Heine
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Every age has its problem, by solving which humanity is helped forward. -- Heinrich Heine
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In these times we fight for ideas and newspapers are our fortress. -- Heinrich Heine
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It must require an inordinate share of vanity and presumption, too, after enjoying so much that is good and beautiful on earth, to ask the Lord for immortality in addition to it all. -- Heinrich Heine
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The swan, like the soul of the poet, By the dull world is ill understood. -- Heinrich Heine
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Glow-worms on the ground are moving, As if in the torch-dance circling. -- Heinrich Heine
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And once again we plighted our troth,
And titter'd, caress'd, kiss'd so dearly. -- Heinrich Heine
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Whether a revolution succeeds or fails people of great hearts will always be sacrificed to it. -- Heinrich Heine
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There are more fools in the world than there are people. -- Heinrich Heine
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I take pride in never being rude to anyone on this earth, which contains a great number of unbearable villains who set upon you to recount their sufferings and even recite their poems. -- Heinrich Heine
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But that age ... exerts on us
An almost terrible charm,
Like the memory of things seen
And a life lived in dreams. -- Heinrich Heine
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The swan in the pool is singing, And up and down doth he steer, And, singing gently ever, Dips under the water clear. -- Heinrich Heine
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Oh what lies there are in kisses! And their guile so well prepared! Sweet the snaring is; but this is Sweeter still, to be ensnared. -- Heinrich Heine
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You talk of our having an idea; we do not have an idea. The idea has us, and martyrs us, and scourges us, and drives us into the arena to fight and die for it, whether we want to or not. -- Heinrich Heine
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Newness hath an evanescent beauty. -- Heinrich Heine
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Where books are burnt, men finish up being burnt too. -- Heinrich Heine
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Wherever books are burned, human beings are destined to be burned too. -- Heinrich Heine
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Of course God will forgive me; that's His job. -- Heinrich Heine
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God will forgive me. It's his job. -- Heinrich Heine
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The men of the past had convictions, while we moderns have only opinions. -- Heinrich Heine
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Reform Judaism is like mock turtle soup-turtle soup without the turtle -- Heinrich Heine
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Where books are burned in the end people will be burned too. -- Heinrich Heine
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Our souls must become expanded by the contemplation of Nature's grandeur, before we can fully comprehend the greatness of man. -- Heinrich Heine
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Each violet peeps from its dwelling to gaze at the bright stars above. -- Heinrich Heine
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The men of action are, after all, only the unconscious instruments of the men of thought. -- Heinrich Heine
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No talent, but yet a character.
[Ger., Kein talent, doch ein Charakter.] -- Heinrich Heine
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That was only the beginning - where one burns books, one will finally also burn people. -- Heinrich Heine
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Don't send a poet to London. -- Heinrich Heine
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Jews who long have drifted from the faith of their fathers ... are stirred in their inmost parts when the old, familiar Passover sounds chance to fall upon their ears. -- Heinrich Heine
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I consider it a degradation and a stain on my honor to submit to baptism in order to qualify myself for state employment in Prussia. -- Heinrich Heine
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What lies lurk in kisses. -- Heinrich Heine
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We know only that our entire existence is forced into new paths and disrupted, that new circumstances, new joys and new sorrows await us, and that the unknown has its uncanny attractions, alluring and at the same time anguishing. -- Heinrich Heine
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You cannot feed the hungry on statistics. -- Heinrich Heine
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Since the Exodus, freedom has always spoken with a Hebrew accent. -- Heinrich Heine
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Out of my great sorrows, I make little songs. -- Heinrich Heine
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The Romans would never have found time to conquer the world if they had been obliged first to learn Latin. -- Heinrich Heine
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You should only attempt to borrow from those who have but few of this world's goods, as their chests are not of iron, and they are, besides, anxious to appear wealthier than they really are. -- Heinrich Heine
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From every Englishman emanates a kind of gas, the deadly choke-damp of boredom. -- Heinrich Heine
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He who fights with priests may make up his mind to have his poor good name torn and befouled by the most infamous lies and the most cutting slanders. -- Heinrich Heine
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The eyes of spring, so azure, Are peeping from the ground; They are the darling violets, That I in nosegays bound. -- Heinrich Heine
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Graves they say are warm'd by glory;
Foolish words and empty story. -- Heinrich Heine
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It is an ancient story
Yet is it ever new. -- Heinrich Heine
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We should forgive our enemies, but not before they are hanged -- Heinrich Heine