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Jean Paul Quotes

The more sand has escaped from the hourglass of our life, the clearer we should see through it.

Category: Age And Aging

Strong character is brought out by change, weak ones by permanence.

Category: Change

Despair is the only genuine atheism.

Category: Despair

Other exercises develop single powers and muscles, but dancing embellishes, exercises, and equalizes all the muscles at once.

Category: Exercise

Humankind's chief fault is that they have so many small ones.

Category: Faults

The child is not to be educated for the present, but for the remote future, and often is opposition to the immediate future.

Category: Future

Without God there is for mankind no purpose, no goal, no hope, only a wavering future, an eternal dread of every darkness.

Category: God

No heroine can create a hero through love of one, but she can give birth to one.

Category: Heroes And Heroism

Idleness is many gathered miseries in one name.

Category: Idleness

Joys are our wings, sorrows our spurs.

Category: Joy

No one is more profoundly sad as one who laughs too much.

Category: Laughter

The only medicine that does women more good than harm is dress.

Category: Medicine

Memory is the only paradise from which we cannot be driven.

Category: Memory

Only action gives life strength, only moderation gives it charm.

Category: Moderation

No author can be as moral as his work and no preacher as pious as his sermons.

Category: Morality