Berthold Auerbach (1812 – 1882) was a German poet and novelist. Even though all of his education led up to rabbinical training, he eventually abandoned this focus completely, turning first to the study of law and then eventually history and philosophy. His Black Forest Village Stories, which were everyday stories of common people, were widely loved and translated in his time.
Quotes by Berthed Auerbach…
He who is one with himself, is everything.
I love all men. I know that at bottom they cannot be otherwise, and under all the false and overloaded and glittering masquerade, there is, in every man, a noble nature beneath; only they cannot bring it out, and whatever they do that is false and cunning and evil, there still remains the sentence of our Great Example: “Forgive them, for they know not what they do.”
It lies in our own power to attune the mind to cheerfulness.
“What people will say.” In these words there lies the tyranny of the world, the whole destruction of our natural disposition, the uneven vision of our minds. These four words bear sway everywhere.