Marie von Eschenbach Quotes

Most popular Marie von Eschenbach Quotes

Age transfigures, or petrifies.


Many a truth is the result of an error.

mistakes truth

In youth we learn, in age we understand.

youth & age

Chance is necessity hidden behind a veil.


There is only one proof of ability—action.

ability action

The greatest enemy of justice is privilege.


Privilege is the greatest enemy of justice.


A defeat borne with pride is also a victory.

victory & defeat

Hatred is a prolific vice; envy, a barren vice.

hate envy

An interesting book is food that makes us hungry.


A man with lofty ideas is an uncomfortable neighbor.


An aphorism is the last link in a long chain of thought.


To have and not give is in some cases worse than stealing.


As far as your self-control goes, as far goes your freedom.


We can acquire some virtues by feigning them for a long time.


When curiosity turns to serious matters, it's called research.

curiosity research

Whenever two people argue over principles, they are both right.
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principles arguments

Those who were carried to a goal should not think they've reached it.


There are very few honest friends—the demand is not particularly great.


We don't believe in rheumatism and true love until after the first attack.
— Marie von Eschenbach

love true love

We are so vain that we care even for the opinion of those we don't care for.


Many people believe that admitting a fault means they no longer have to correct it.
— Marie von Eschenbach


Distrust your judgment the moment you can discern the shadow of a personal motive in it.

motives judgment

Nothing makes us more cowardly and unconscionable than the desire to be loved by everyone.


You will stay young as long as you learn, form new habits and don't mind being contradicted.
— Marie von Eschenbach

youth age

Consider once before you give, twice before you receive, and a thousand times before you ask.


The mediocre always feel as if they're fighting for their lives when confronted by the excellent.

excellence mediocrity

Origins are of the greatest importance. We are almost reconciled to having a cold when we remember where we caught it.