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Born in December 13, 1797 / Died in February 17, 1856 / Germany / German

Quotes by Heinrich Heine

I have never seen an ass who talked like a human being, but I have met many human beings who talked like asses.
In these times we fight for ideas and newspapers are our fortress.
When words leave off, music begins.
Atheism is the last word of theism.
Great genius takes shape by contact with another great genius, but, less by assimilation than by fiction.
The Bible is the great family chronicle of the Jews.
Talking and eloquence are not the same: to speak and to speak well are two things. A fool may talk, but a wise man speaks.
The Wedding March always reminds me of the music played when soldiers go into battle.
Matrimony; the high sea for which no compass has yet been invented.
True eloquence consists in saying all that is necessary, and nothing but what is necessary.
Sleep is good, death is better; but of course, the best thing would to have never been born at all.
Like a great poet, Nature knows how to produce the greatest effects with the most limited means.
Communism possesses a language which every people can understand - its elements are hunger, envy, and death.
Wherever they burn books they will also, in the end, burn human beings.
It is a common phenomenon that just the prettiest girls find it so difficult to get a man.
Woman is at once apple and serpent.
God will forgive me; that's his business.
When the heroes go off the stage, the clowns come on.
The men of action are, after all, only the unconscious instruments of the men of thought.
If the Romans had been obliged to learn Latin, they would never have found time to conquer the world.
I will not say that women have no character; rather, they have a new one every day.
Whatever tears one may shed, in the end one always blows one's nose.
Ask me not what I have, but what I am.
It is extremely difficult for a Jew to be converted, for how can he bring himself to believe in the divinity of - another Jew?
Christ rode on an ass, but now asses ride on Christ.