Jean Paul Richter


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Jean Paul (21 March 1763 – 14 November 1825), born Johann Paul Friedrich Richter, was a German Romantic writer, best known for his humorous novels and stories. more »

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  • ''The greatest hatred, like the greatest virtue and the worst dogs, is silent.''
    Jean Paul Richter (1763-1825), German novelist. Hesperus, ch. 12 (1795).
  • ''Whenever, at a party, I have been in the mood to study fools, I have always looked for a great beauty: they always gather round her like flies around a fruit stall.''
    Jean Paul Richter (1763-1825), German novelist. Hesperus, ch. 21 (1795).
  • ''Our birthdays are feathers in the broad wing of time.''
    Jean Paul Richter (1763-1825), German novelist. Titan, ch. 47 (1803).
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