Friedrich von Schiller Quotes

Friedrich von Schiller (1759 – 1805) was a German philosopher, physician, historian, poet, and playwright. While studying medicine at the Karlsschule Stuttgart, he wrote his first play: The Robbers. Although he secured a post as an army doctor in 1780, his love of philosophy and writing led to his appointment as professor of history at the University of Jena in 1789. While perhaps best known as one of Germany’s most important classical playwrights, he also authored many poems and philosophical essays.

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Quotes by Friedrich von Schiller…

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)

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)