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Jean Paul Richter Quotes

(1763-1825), German Novelist

Do not wait for extraordinary circumstances to do good action; try to use ordinary situations.

Category: Action

Every man has a rainy corner of his life whence comes foul weather which follows him.

Category: Adversity

As winter strips the leaves from around us, so that we may see the distant regions they formerly concealed, so old age takes away our enjoyments only to enlarge the prospect of the coming eternity.

Category: Age And Aging

Gray hairs seem to my fancy like the soft light of the moon, silvering over the evening of life.

Category: Age And Aging

Like a morning dream, life becomes more and more bright the longer we live, and the reason of everything appears more clear. What has puzzled us before seems less mysterious, and the crooked paths look straighter as we approach the end.

Category: Age And Aging

Our birthdays are feathers in the broad wing of time.

Category: Birthdays

A man never discloses his own character so clearly as when he describes another s.

Category: Character

Strong characters are brought out by change of situation, and gentle ones by permanence.

Category: Character

Woman and men of retiring timidity are cowardly only in dangers which affect themselves, but the first to rescue when others are in danger.

Category: Courage

Courage consists not in blindly overlooking danger, but in seeing it, and conquering it.

Category: Courage

A timid person is frightened before a danger, a coward during the time, and a courageous person afterwards.

Category: Courage

Men, like bullets, go farthest when they are smoothest.

Category: Courtesy

Death gives us sleep, eternal youth, and immortality.

Category: Death And Dying

The darkness of death is like the evening twilight; it makes all objects appear more lovely to the dying.

Category: Death And Dying

Humanity is never so beautiful as when praying for forgiveness, or else forgiving another.

Category: Forgiveness