Heinrich Heine

Christian Johann Heinrich Heine (13 December 1797 in Desseldorf - 17 February 1856 in Paris) was a journalist, essayist, and one of the most significant German romantic poets. He is remembered chiefly for selections of his lyric poetry, many of which were set to music in the form of lieder (art songs) by German composers

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Ordinarily he was insane, but he had lucid moments when he was merely stupid.Rate it:
Dieu me pardonnera c'est son metier. (God will pardon me, that's his job.)Rate it:
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.Rate it:
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.Rate it:
Experience is a good school, but the fees are high.Rate it:
God will forgive me, that's his business.Rate it:
Great genius takes shape by contact with another great genius, but, less by assimilation than by fiction.Rate it:
He only profits from praise who values criticism.Rate it:
Human misery is too great for men to do without faith.Rate it:
I fell asleep reading a dull book and dreamed I kept on reading, so I awoke from sheer boredom.Rate it:
If the Romans had been obliged to learn Latin they would never have found time to conquer the world.Rate it:
In politics, as in life, we must above all things wish only for the attainable.Rate it:
In these times we fight for ideas and newspapers are our fortress.Rate it:
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 all.Rate it:
Of course God will forgive me; that's His job.Rate it:
Oh, what lies there are in kisses!Rate it:
Since the Exodus, freedom has always spoken with a Hebrew accent.Rate it:
Sleep is lovely, death is better still, not to have been born is of course the miracle.Rate it:
The fundamental evil of the world arose from the fact that the good Lord has not created money enough.Rate it:
The German is like the slave who, without chains, obeys his masters merest word, his very glance. The condition of servitude is inherent in him, in his very soul and worse than the physical is the spiritual slavery. The Germans must be set free from witRate it:
The music at a wedding procession always reminds me of the music of soldiers going into battle.Rate it:
The Romans would never have found time to conquer the world if they had been obliged first to learn Latin.Rate it:
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.Rate it:
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.Rate it:
There are more fools in the world than there are people.Rate it:
When books are burned in the end people will be burned too.Rate it:
Whenever books are burned men also in the end are burned.Rate it:
Wherever they burn books, they will also, in the end, burn people.Rate it:
Whether a revolutions succeeds or fails people of great hearts will always be sacrificed to it.Rate it:
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.Rate it:

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