Heinrich Heine Quotes

The German is like the slave who, without chains, obeys his masters merest word, his very glance. The condition of servitude is inherent in him, in his very soul and worse than the physical is the spiritual slavery. The Germans must be set free from wit
Since the Exodus, freedom has always spoken with a Hebrew accent.
It must require an inordinate share of vanity and presumption, too, after enjoying so much that is good and beautiful on earth, to ask the Lord for immortality in addition to all.
Wherever they burn books, they will also, in the end, burn people.
Human misery is too great for men to do without faith.
The weather-cock on the church spire, though made of iron, would soon be broken by the storm-wind if it... did not understand the noble art of turning to every wind.
Whenever books are burned men also in the end are burned.
Experience is a good school, but the fees are high.
Dieu me pardonnera c'est son metier. (God will pardon me, that's his job.)
The fundamental evil of the world arose from the fact that the good Lord has not created money enough.
The Romans would never have found time to conquer the world if they had been obliged first to learn Latin.
Be entirely tolerant or not at all follow the good path or the evil one. To stand at the crossroads requires more strength than you possess.
There are more fools in the world than there are people.
Ordinarily he was insane, but he had lucid moments when he was merely stupid.
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