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Jean Paul Richter Quotes

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"For sleep, riches and health to be truly enjoyed, they must be interrupted."

"A timid person is frightened before a danger, a coward during the time, and a courageous person afterward."

"God is an unutterable sigh, planted in the depths of the soul."

"Music is moonlight in the gloomy night of life."

"Every man regards his own life as the New Year's Eve of time."

"Be great in act, as you have been in thought."

"Good actions ennoble us, we are the sons of our own deeds."

"Beauty attracts us men; but if, like an armed magnet it is pointed, beside, with gold and silver, it attracts with tenfold power."

"There are souls in this world which have the gift of finding joy everywhere and of leaving it behind them when they go."

"All souls must undergo transmigration and the souls of men revolve like a stone which is thrown from a sling, so many turns before the final release... Only those who have not completed their perfection must suffer the wheel of rebirth by being reborn into another human body."

"There is a joy in sorrow which none but a mourner can know."

"Two aged men, that had been foes for life, Met by a grave, and wept - and in those tears They washed away the memory of their strife; Then wept again the loss of all those years."

"Age does not matter if the matter does not age."

"You prove your worth with your actions, not with your mouth."

"Only actions give life strength; only moderation gives it charm."

"Poverty is the only load which is the heavier the more loved ones there are to assist in bearing it."

"Never part without loving words to think of during your absence. It may be that you will not meet again in this life."

"What makes old age so sad is not that our joys but our hopes cease."

"Every man has a rainy corner of his life whence comes foul weather which follows him."

"Gray hairs seem to my fancy like the soft light of the moon, silvering over the evening of life."

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