Friedrich Schiller

Friedrich Schiller

The German poet and playwright
The voice of our age seems by no means favorable to art, at all events to that kind of art to which my inquiry is directed. The course of events has given a direction to the genius of the time that threatens to remove it continually further from the ideal of art. For art has to leave reality, it has to raise itself bodily above necessity and neediness; for art is the daughter of freedom, and it requires its prescriptions and rules to be furnished by the necessity of spirits and not by that of matter.More Friedrich Schiller quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Folly, thou conquerest, and I must yield!
Against stupidity the very gods
Themselves contend in vain. Exalted reason,
Resplendent daughter of the head divine,
Wise foundress of the system of the world,
Guide of the stars, who are thou then, if thou,
Bound to the tail of folly's uncurb'd steed,
Must, vainly shrieking, with the drunken crowd,
Eyes open, plunge down headlong in the abyss.More Friedrich Schiller quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Against stupidity the very gods fight in vain.More Friedrich Schiller quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Wouldst thou know thyself, observe the actions of others.
Wouldst thou other men know, look thou within thine own heart.More Friedrich Schiller quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Man only plays when in the full meaning of the word he is a man, and he is only completely a man when he plays.More Friedrich Schiller quotes [01/01/2000 12:01:00]

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