Friedrich Schiller

(10 November 1759 – 9 May 1805 / Marbach, Württemberg)

Germany And Her Princes


Thou hast produced mighty monarchs, of whom thou art not unworthy,
For the obedient alone make him who governs them great.
But, O Germany, try if thou for thy rulers canst make it
Harder as kings to be great,--easier, though, to be men!

Submitted: Thursday, January 01, 2004

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