Georg Büchner

(1813-1837 / Riedstadt)

Georg Büchner Quotes

  • ''The revolutionary government is the despotism of liberty against tyranny.''
    Georg Büchner (1813-1837), German dramatist, revolutionary. Trans. by Gerhard P. Knapp (1995). Danton's Death, act I (1835). On the French Revolution of 1789.
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  • ''The weapon of the Republic is terror, and virtue is its strength.''
    Georg Büchner (1813-1837), German dramatist, revolutionary. Trans. by Gerhard P. Knapp (1995). Danton's Death, act I (1835). On the French Revolution of 1789.
  • ''Dying people often become childish.''
    Georg Büchner (1813-1837), German dramatist, revolutionary. Trans. by Gerhard P. Knapp (1995). Danton's Death, act II (1835).
  • ''Revolution calls my name. I will soon dwell in nothingness, and my name will be in the Pantheon of history.''
    Georg Büchner (1813-1837), German dramatist, revolutionary. Trans. by Gerhard P. Knapp (1995). Danton's Death, act III (1835). Danton during his trial.
  • ''Whoever finishes a revolution only halfway, digs his own grave.''
    Georg Büchner (1813-1837), German dramatist, revolutionary. Trans. by Gerhard P. Knapp (1995). Danton's Death, act I (1835).
  • ''The breath of an aristocrat is the death rattle of freedom.''
    Georg Büchner (1813-1837), German dramatist, revolutionary. Trans. by Gerhard P. Knapp (1995). Danton's Death, act I (1835). On the French Revolution of 1789.
  • ''One must love humanity in order to reach out into the unique essence of each individual: no one can be too low or too ugly.''
    Georg Büchner (1813-1837), German dramatist, revolutionary. Trans. by Gerhard P. Knapp (1995). Lenz (1839).
  • ''The death clock is ticking slowly in our breast, and each drop of blood measures its time, and our life is a lingering fever.''
    Georg Büchner (1813-1837), German dramatist, revolutionary. Trans. by Gerhard P. Knapp (1995). Leonce and Lena, act II (1838).
  • ''Love is a peculiar thing.''
    Georg Büchner (1813-1837), German dramatist, revolutionary. Trans. by Gerhard P. Knapp (1995). Leonce and Lena, act I (1838).
  • ''How many women does one need to sing the scale of love all the way up and down?''
    Georg Büchner (1813-1837), German dramatist, revolutionary. Trans. by Gerhard P. Knapp (1995). Leonce and Lena, act I (1838).

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