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Jean Paul Quotes

A man never discloses his own character so clearly as when he describes another s.

A timid person is frightened before a danger, a coward during the time, and a courageous person afterward.

Age does not matter if the matter does not age.

As winter strips the leaves from around us, so that we may see the distant regions they formerly concealed, so old age takes away our enjoyments only to enlarge the prospect of the coming eternity.

Be great in act, as you have been in thought.

Beauty attracts us men; but if, like an armed magnet it is pointed, beside, with gold and silver, it attracts with tenfold power.

Because the heart beats under a covering of hair, of fur, feathers, or wings, it is, for that reason, to be of no account?

Courage consists not in blindly overlooking danger, but in seeing it, and conquering it.

Death gives us sleep, eternal youth, and immortality.

Do not wait for extraordinary circumstances to do good action; try to use ordinary situations.

Every friend is to the other a sun, and a sunflower also. He attracts and follows.

Every man has a rainy corner of his life whence comes foul weather which follows him.

Every man regards his own life as the New Year's Eve of time.

For sleep, riches and health to be truly enjoyed, they must be interrupted.

God is an unutterable sigh, planted in the depths of the soul.

Good actions ennoble us, we are the sons of our own deeds.

Gray hairs seem to my fancy like the soft light of the moon, silvering over the evening of life.

Humanity is never so beautiful as when praying for forgiveness, or else forgiving another.

I have made as much out of myself as could be made of the stuff, and no man should require more.

It is simpler and easier to flatter people than to praise them.