Jean Paul Quotes

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The more sand has escaped from the hourglass of our life, the clearer we should see through it.

age

Friendship requires deeds.

friendship

God is an unutterable sigh in the human heart.

God

Art is indeed not the bread but the wine of life.

art

Music is the moonlight in the gloomy night of life.

music

Our birthdays are feathers in the broad wing of time.

birthday

It is easier and handier for men to flatter than to praise.

flattery praise

Sleep, riches, and health to be truly enjoyed must be interrupted.
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health

Recollection is the only paradise from which we cannot be turned out.
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memory

Criticism often takes from the tree caterpillars and blossoms together.

criticism

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

Passion makes the best observations and draws the most wretched conclusions.

passion

The virtuous heart, like the body, grows sound and strong more by work than by good food.

work

Humanity is never so beautiful as when praying for forgiveness, or else forgiving another.
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forgiveness

The virtuous heart, like the body, becomes strong and healthy more by labor than by nourishment.

labor

No joy in nature is so sublimely affecting as the joy of a mother at the good fortune of a child.

mother

Cares are often more difficult to throw off than sorrows; the latter die with time, the former grow.
— Jean Paul
The cancer of jealousy on the breast can never wholly be cut out, if I am to believe great masters of the healing art.

jealousy

A man takes contradiction and advice much more easily than people think, only he will not bear it when violently given, even though it be well-founded.  Hearts are flowers; they remain open to the softly-falling dew, but shut up in the violent downpour of rain.

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