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Heinrich Heine Quotes

Ask me not what I have, but what I am.

Atheism is the last word of theism.

Christ rode on an ass, but now asses ride on Christ.

Communism possesses a language which every people can understand - its elements are hunger, envy, and death.

Every man, either to his terror or consolation, has some sense of religion.

Experience is a good school. But the fees are high.

God will forgive me; that's his business.

God will forgive me. It's his job.

Great genius takes shape by contact with another great genius, but, less by assimilation than by fiction.

He only profits from praise who values criticism.

Human misery is too great for men to do without faith.

I do not know if she was virtuous, but she was ugly, and with a woman that is half the battle.

I fell asleep reading a dull book and dreamed I kept on reading, so I awoke from sheer boredom.

I have never seen an ass who talked like a human being, but I have met many human beings who talked like asses.

I will not say that women have no character; rather, they have a new one every day.

If the Romans had been obliged to learn Latin, they would never have found time to conquer the world.

In earlier religions the spirit of the time was expressed through the individual and confirmed by miracles. In modern religions the spirit is expressed through the many and confirmed by reason.

In these times we fight for ideas and newspapers are our fortress.

It is a common phenomenon that just the prettiest girls find it so difficult to get a man.

It is extremely difficult for a Jew to be converted, for how can he bring himself to believe in the divinity of - another Jew?