Friedrich von Schiller (1759 – 1805)

Friedrich von Schiller Quote – “Egotism erects its center in itself…”

Egotism erects its center in itself; love places it out of itself in the axis of the universal whole. Love aims at unity, egotism at solitude. Love is the citizen ruler of a flourishing republic, egotism is a despot in a devastated land. Friedrich von Schiller (1759 – 1805)

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Friedrich von Schiller Quote – “A sublime soul can rise to all kinds of greatness…”

A sublime soul can rise to all kinds of greatness, but by his own effort; it can tear itself loose from all bondage, to all that limits and restrains it, but only by the strength of determination. Friedrich von Schiller (1759 – 1805)

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Friedrich von Schiller Quote – “Culture, far from giving us freedom…”

Culture, far from giving us freedom, only develops as it advances, new necessities; the fetters of the physical close more tightly around us, so that the fear of loss quenches even the ardent impulse towards improvement, and the maxims of passive obedience are held to be the highest wisdom of life. Friedrich von Schiller (1759 – 1805)

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