Jean Paul Richter Quotes

Trifles we should let not plague us only, but also gratify us; we should seize not their poison-bags only, but their honey-bags also.

Jean Paul Richter

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

Jean Paul Richter

Man's feelings are always purest and most glowing in the hour of meeting and of farewell.

Jean Paul Richter

The smallest children are nearest to God, as the smallest planets are nearest the sun

Jean Paul Richter

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

Jean Paul Richter

God has sown his name on the heavens in glittering stars; but on earth he planteth his name by tender flowers.

Jean Paul Richter

Courage consists not in blindly overlooking danger, but in seeing it, and conquering it.

Jean Paul Richter

Sorrows are like thunderclouds, in the distance they look black, over our heads scarcely gray.

Jean Paul Richter

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

Jean Paul Richter

The last, best fruit which comes to late perfection, even in the kindliest soul, is tenderness toward the hard, forbearance toward the unforbearing, warmth of heart toward the cold, philanthropy toward the misanthropic.

Jean Paul Richter

Our birthdays are feathers in the broad wing of time.

Jean Paul Richter

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

Jean Paul Richter
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