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Heinrich Heine Quotes

(1797-1856), German Poet, Journalist

Mark this well, you proud men of action! you are, after all, nothing but unconscious instruments of the men of thought.

Category: Action

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.

Category: Adaptability

The Bible is the great family chronicle of the Jews.

Category: Bible

Whenever books are burned men also in the end are burned.

Category: Censorship

Whatever tears one may shed, in the end one always blows one's nose.

Category: Cries And Crying

Experience is a good school, but the fees are high.

Category: Experience

God will forgive me, that's his business.

Category: Forgiveness

Of course God will forgive me; that's His job.

Category: Forgiveness

Great genius takes shape by contact with another great genius, but, less by assimilation than by fiction.

Category: Genius

Oh what lies lurk in kisses!

Category: Kisses And Kissing

If the Romans had been obliged to learn Latin they would never have found time to conquer the world.

Category: Language

Matrimony is the high sea for which no compass has yet to be invented.

Category: Marriage

In these times we fight for ideas and newspapers are our fortress.

Category: Newspapers

In politics, as in life, we must above all things wish only for the attainable.

Category: Politicians And Politics

The foolish race of mankind are swarming below in the night; they shriek and rage and quarrel -- and all of them are right.

Category: Quarrels