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Heinrich Heine

Christian Johann Heinrich Heine was a journalist, an essayist, and one of the most significant German romantic poets. Jewish by birth, he converted to Christianity as an adult.
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Human misery is too great for men to do without faith.

Heinrich Heine

Like a great poet, Nature knows how to produce the greatest effects with the most limited means.

Heinrich Heine

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

Heinrich Heine

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

Heinrich Heine

When books are burned in the end people will be burned too.

Heinrich Heine

One should forgive one's enemies, but not before they are hanged.

Heinrich Heine

I fell asleep reading a dull book and dreamed I kept on reading, so I awoke from sheer boredom.

Heinrich Heine

There are more fools in the world than there are people.

Heinrich Heine

Where they have burned books, they will end in burning human beings. (Dort, wo man B├╝cher verbrennt, verbrennt man am Ende auch Menschen)

Heinrich Heine

Sleep is lovely, death is better still, not to have been born is of course the miracle.

Heinrich Heine

When words leave off, music begins.

Heinrich Heine

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

Ordinarily he was insane, but he had lucid moments when he was merely stupid.

Heinrich Heine

Dieu me pardonnera. C'est son m'etier (God will forgive me. It's his profession)

Heinrich Heine

The music at a wedding procession always reminds me of the music of soldiers going into battle.

Heinrich Heine

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

Heinrich Heine

Wherever they burn books, in the end will also burn human beings.

Heinrich Heine

He only profits from praise who values criticism.

Heinrich Heine

Oh, what lies there are in kisses.

Heinrich Heine

Oh, what lies there are in kisses!

Heinrich Heine

Dieu me pardonnera. C'est son metier. (God will forgive me. It's his job.)

Heinrich Heine

Whether a revolution succeeds or fails people of great hearts will always be sacrificed to it.

Heinrich Heine

When the heroes go off the stage, the clowns come on.

Heinrich Heine

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

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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