Rainer Maria Rilke (1875 – 1926)

Rainer Maria Rilke (1875 – 1926)

Rainer Maria Rilke Quote – “For one human being to love another human being…”

For one human being to love another human being: that is perhaps the most difficult task that has been entrusted to us, the ultimate task, the final test and proof, the work for which all other work is merely preparation. Rainer Maria Rilke (1875 – 1926)

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Rainer Maria Rilke (1875 – 1926)

Rainer Maria Rilke Quote – “Believe in a love that is being stored up for you…”

But believe in a love that is being stored up for you like an inheritance and trust that in this love there is a strength and a blessing, out beyond which you do not have to step in order to go very far! Rainer Maria Rilke (1875 – 1926)

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Rainer Maria Rilke (1875 – 1926)

Rainer Maria Rilke Quote – “There is but one solitude, and that is great…”

But if then you notice that it is great, rejoice because of this, for what (ask yourself) would solitude be that had no greatness. There is but one solitude, and that is great, and not easy to bear, and to almost everybody come hours when they would gladly exchange it for any sort of intercourse, however banal and cheap, for […]

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Rainer Maria Rilke (1875 – 1926)

Rainer Maria Rilke Quote – “Love your solitude and bear with sweet-sounding lamentation…”

Love your solitude and bear with sweet-sounding lamentation the suffering it causes you. For those who are near you are far, you say, and that shows it is beginning to grow wide about you. And when what is near you is far, then your distance is already among the stars and very large; rejoice in your growth, in which you […]

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Rainer Maria Rilke (1875 – 1926)

Rainer Maria Rilke Quote – “You are not surprised at the force of the storm…”

You are not surprised at the force of the storm, you have seen it growing… Now you must go out into your heart as onto a vast plain. Now the immense loneliness begins… Through the empty branches the sky remains. It is what you have. Rainer Maria Rilke (1875 – 1926)

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Rainer Maria Rilke (1875 – 1926)

Rainer Maria Rilke Quote – “Be ahead of all parting, as though it were already behind you…”

Be ahead of all parting, as though it were already behind you, like the winter that hast gone by. For among those winters there is one so endlessly winter that only by wintering through it will your heart survive. Rainer Maria Rilke (1875 – 1926)

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Rainer Maria Rilke (1875 – 1926)

Rainer Maria Rilke Quotes – “Of all who move through the quiet houses, you are the quietest…”

You come and go. The doors swing closed ever more gently, almost without a shudder. Of all who move through the quiet houses, you are the quietest. We become so accustomed to you, we no longer look up when your shadow falls over the book we are reading and makes it glow. For all things sing you: at times we […]

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