German Playwright, Poet, Historian
"Knowledge, the object of knowledge and the knower are the three factors which motivate action; the senses, the work and the doer comprise the threefold basis of action."
"Deeper meaning resides in the fairy tales told to me in my childhood than in any truth that is taught in life."
"Revenge is barren of itself: it is the dreadful food it feeds on; its delight is murder, and its end is despair."
"Satisfied if they themselves can escape from the hard labour of thought, they willingly abandon to others the guardianship of their thoughts."
"The greater part of humanity is too much harassed and fatigued by the struggle with want, to rally itself for a new and sterner struggle with error."
"There's no such thing as chance; And what to us seems merest accident springs from the deepest source of destiny."