Friedrich von Schiller

Literary Birthday – 10 November – Friedrich von Schiller

Friedrich von Schiller was born 10 November 1759, and died 9 May 1805.

Friedrich von Schiller Quotes

  1. Art is the daughter of freedom.
  2. Only those who have to do simple things perfectly will acquire the skill to do difficult things easily.
  3. With stupidity the gods themselves struggle in vain.
  4. Every true genius is bound to be naïve.
  5. Historians are prophets with their face turned backward.
  6. Aesthetic matters are fundamental for the harmonious development of both society and the individual.
  7. It does not prove a thing to be right because the majority say it is so.
  8. There is no such thing as chance; and what seem to us merest accident springs from the deepest source of destiny.
  9. Freedom can occur only through education.
  10. Great souls suffer in silence.

Friedrich von Schiller was a German poet, philosopher, historian, and playwright.

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Posted on: 10th November 2013