Franz Grillparzer Quotes

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Born: January 15, 1791, Vienna, Austria
Birth Country: Austria
Died: Vienna, Austria, January 21, 1872
Occupation: Politician

1.
Although your knowledge is weak and small, you need not be silent: since you cannot be judges be at least witnesses.
- Franz Grillparzer

2.
Drink and be thankful to the host! What seems insignificant when you have it, is important when you need it.
- Franz Grillparzer

3.
Genius unrefined resembles a flash of lightning, but wisdom is like the sun.
- Franz Grillparzer

4.
Poetry, it is often said and loudly so, is life's true mirror. But a monkey looking into a work of literature looks in vain for Socrates.
- Franz Grillparzer

5.
Prose talks and poetry sings.
- Franz Grillparzer

6.
Science and art, or by the same token, poetry and prose differ from one another like a journey and an excursion. The purpose of the journey is its goal, the purpose of an excursion is the process.
- Franz Grillparzer

7.
Those who want to row on the ocean of human knowledge do not get far, and the storm drives those out of their course who set sail.
- Franz Grillparzer

8.
Whoever places his trust into a system will soon be without a home. While you are building your third story, the two lower ones have already been dismantled.
- Franz Grillparzer

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