Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller (10 November 1759 – 9 May 1805) was a German poet, philosopher, physician, historian, and playwright. During the last seventeen years of his life (1788–1805), Schiller struck up a productive, if complicated, friendship with the already famous and influential Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.
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A noble heart will always capitulate to reason.
It is criminal to steal a purse daring to steal a fortune a mark of greatness to steal a crown. The blame diminishes as the guilt increases.
Revenge is barren of itself: it is the dreadful food it feeds on, its delight is murder and its end is despair.
Mankind is made great or little by its own will.
There is no such thing as chance, and what seem to us merest accident springs from the deepest source of destiny.
As freely as the firmament embraces the world or the sun pours forth impartially his beams so mercy must encircle both friend and foe.
Who dares nothing need hope for nothing.
Lose not yourself in a far off time seize the moment that is thine.