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.


Friendship requires deeds.


God is an unutterable sigh in the human heart.


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


Music is the moonlight in the gloomy night of life.


Our birthdays are feathers in the broad wing of time.


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

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Sleep, riches, and health to be truly enjoyed must be interrupted.
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Recollection is the only paradise from which we cannot be turned out.
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Criticism often takes from the tree caterpillars and blossoms together.


For sleep, riches and health to be truly enjoyed, they must be interrupted.
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Passion makes the best observations and draws the most wretched conclusions.


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


Humanity is never so beautiful as when praying for forgiveness, or else forgiving another.
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The virtuous heart, like the body, becomes strong and healthy more by labor than by nourishment.


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


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


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.