Karl Georg Bchner Quotes

The death clock is ticking slowly in our breast, and each drop of blood measures its time, and our life is a lingering fever.

Karl Georg Bchner

Government must be a transparent garment which tightly clings to the peoples body.

Karl Georg Bchner

The breath of an aristocrat is the death rattle of freedom.

Karl Georg Bchner

The strides of humanity are slow, they can only be counted in centuries.

Karl Georg Bchner

The sin is in our thoughts.

Karl Georg Bchner

The stars are scattered all over the sky like shimmering tears, there must be great pain in the eye from which they trickled.

Karl Georg Bchner

Revolution is like the daughters of Pelias: it cuts humanity to pieces in order to rejuvenate it.

Karl Georg Bchner

We have not made the Revolution, the Revolution has made us.

Karl Georg Bchner

The revolution must end and the republic must begin. In our constitution, right must take the place of duty, welfare that of virtue, and self-defense that of punishment. Everyone must be able to prevail and to live according to ones own nature.

Karl Georg Bchner

People like us are unhappy in this world and in the next, I guess if we made it to heaven, wed have to help make it thunder.

Karl Georg Bchner

The power of the people and the power of reason are one.

Karl Georg Bchner

The state is therefore everyone; the rules within the state are laws which safeguard the welfare of all and which must originate from the welfare of all.

Karl Georg Bchner
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