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7 Famous Quotes by Ephraim Gotthold Lessing
1/22/1729 - 2/15/1781
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For the will and not the gift makes the giver. [Ger., Denn der Wille Und nicht die Gabe macht den Geber.]

Gifts Quotes, by Ephraim Gotthold Lessing , Source: Nathan der Wiese (I, 5)

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Borrowing is not much better than begging. [Ger., Borgen ist nicht viel besser als betteln.]

Beggary Quotes, by Ephraim Gotthold Lessing , Source: Nathan der Weise (II, 9)

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The real beggar is indeed the true and only king. [Ger., Der wahre Bettler ist Doch einzig und allein der wahre Konig.]

Beggary Quotes, by Ephraim Gotthold Lessing , Source: Nathan der Weise (II, 9)

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Nothing under the sun is accidental, least of all that of which the intention is so clearly evident. [Ger., Nichts unter der Sonne ist Zufall--am wenigsten das wovon die Absicht so klar in die Augen leuchtet.]

Accident Quotes, by Ephraim Gotthold Lessing , Source: Emilia Galotti (IV, 3)

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While Fell was reposing himself in the hay, A reptile concealed bit his leg as he lay; But, all venom himself, of the wound he made light, And got well, while the scorpion died of the bite.

Poison Quotes, by Ephraim Gotthold Lessing , Source: Paraphrase of Demodocus

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Joy makes us giddy, dizzy. [Ger., Die Freude macht drehend, wirblicht.]

Joy Quotes, by Ephraim Gotthold Lessing , Source: Minna von Barnhelm (II, 3)

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Suspicion follows close on mistrust. [Ger., Argwohnen folgt auf Misstrauen.]

Suspicion Quotes, by Ephraim Gotthold Lessing , Source: Nathan der Weise (V, 8)

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