Jean Paul Richter Quotes

Do not wait for extraordinary situations to do good; try to use ordinary situations.

Jean Paul Richter

Faith in oneself... is the best and safest course.

Jean Paul Richter

The words that a father speaks to his children in the privacy of home are not heard by the world, but, as in whispering galleries, they are clearly heard at the end, and by posterity.

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

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

Jean Paul Richter

The guardian angels of life fly so high as to be beyond our sight, but they are always looking down upon us.

Jean Paul Richter

Fancy rules over two thirds of the universe, the past, and future, while reality is confined to the present

Jean Paul Richter

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

Jean Paul Richter

Anger wishes that all mankind had only one neck; love, that it had only one heart; grief, two tear-glands; and pride, two bent knees.

Jean Paul Richter

Our memories are the only paradise from which we can never be expelled.

Jean Paul Richter

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

Jean Paul Richter

Sorrows gather around great souls as storms do around mountains; but, like them, they break the storm and purify the air of the plain beneath them.

Jean Paul Richter

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

Jean Paul Richter

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

Jean Paul Richter

The test of an enjoyment is the remembrance which it leaves behind.

Jean Paul Richter

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

Jean Paul Richter
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