Friedrich Schiller

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

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  • ''The strong man is strongest when alone.''
    Friedrich Von Schiller (1759-1805), German dramatist, poet, historian. Tell, in Wilhelm Tell, act 1, sc. 3, trans. by Sir Thomas Martin.
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  • ''Posterity weaves no garlands for imitators.''
    Friedrich Von Schiller (1759-1805), German dramatist, poet, historian. Wallenstein's Camp, prologue (1798).
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  • ''A gloomy guest fits not a wedding feast.''
    Friedrich Von Schiller (1759-1805), German dramatist, poet, historian. Tell, in Wilhelm Tell, act 4, sc. 3, trans. by Sir Thomas Martin.
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Best Poem of Friedrich Schiller

Fantasie -- To Laura

Name, my Laura, name the whirl-compelling
Bodies to unite in one blest whole--
Name, my Laura, name the wondrous magic
By which soul rejoins its kindred soul!

See! it teaches yonder roving planets
Round the sun to fly in endless race;
And as children play around their mother,
Checkered circles round the orb to trace.

Every rolling star, by thirst tormented,
Drinks with joy its bright and golden rain--
Drinks refreshment from its fiery chalice,
As the limbs are nourished by the brain.

'Tis through Love that atom pairs with atom,
In a ...

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Longing

Could I from this valley drear,
Where the mist hangs heavily,
Soar to some more blissful sphere,
Ah! how happy should I be!
Distant hills enchant my sight,
Ever young and ever fair;
To those hills I'd take my flight
Had I wings to scale the air.

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