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

Heinrich Heine

Heinrich Heine

Profession: Poet
Nationality: German

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

Atheism is the last word of theism.

Music played at weddings always reminds me of the music played for soldiers before they go into battle.

The Bible is the great family chronicle of the Jews.

Where words leave off, music begins.

Great genius takes shape by contact with another great genius, but, less by assimilation than by friction.

The Wedding March always reminds me of the music played when soldiers go into battle.

Ask me not what I have, but what I am.

I do not know if she was virtuous, but she was ugly, and with a woman that is half the battle.

Christ rode on an ass, but now asses ride on Christ.

The stones here speak to me, and I know their mute language. Also, they seem deeply to feel what I think. So a broken column of the old Roman times, an old tower of Lombardy, a weather-beaten Gothic piece of a pillar understands me well. But I am a ruin myself, wandering among ruins.

The ancient, tremulous woman who was sitting behind the stove opposite the big cupboard may have sat there for a quarter of a century, and her thoughts and feelings are closely interwoven with every corner of the stove and every carving on the cupboard. And the stove and cupboard are alive, for part of a human soul has entered into them.

Wherever people burn books, there, finally, they will also burn people.

And yonder sits a maiden, The fairest of the fair, With gold in her garment glittering, And she combs her golden hair.