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42 Famous Quotes by Heinrich Heine
12/13/1797 - 2/17/1856
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Heinrihs Heine     Heinriks Heine     Heine, Heinrich
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Sleep is good, death is better; but of course, the best thing would to have never been born at all

Sleep Quotes, by Heinrich Heine

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The Blossoms and leaves in plenty From the apple tree fall each day; The merry breezes approach them, And with them merrily play.

Apples Quotes, by Heinrich Heine , Source: Book of Songs--Lyrical Interlude (no. 63)

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And yonder sits a maiden, The fairest of the fair, With gold in her garment glittering, And she combs her golden hair.

Hair Quotes, by Heinrich Heine , Source: The Lorelei (st. 3)

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The violets prattle and titter, And gaze on the stars high above.

Violets Quotes, by Heinrich Heine , Source: Book of Songs--Lyrical Interlude (9)

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The oaks with solemnity shook their heads; The twigs of the birch-trees, in token Of warning, nodded,--and I exclaim'd: "Dear Monarch, forgive what I've spoken!"

Oak Quotes, by Heinrich Heine , Source: Songs--Germany (caput XVII)

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Wherever they burn books they will also, in the end, burn human beings.

Books Quotes, by Heinrich Heine

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The sea appears all golden Beneath the sun-lit sky.

Ocean Quotes, by Heinrich Heine , Source: Book of Songs--New Poems--Seraphina (no. 15)

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The air grows cool and darkles, The Rhine flows calmly on; The mountain summit sparkles In the light of the setting sun.

Rhine river Quotes, by Heinrich Heine , Source: The Lorelei

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Like a wedding-song all-melting Sings the nightingale, the dear one.

Nightingales Quotes, by Heinrich Heine , Source: Book of Songs--Donna Clara

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The nightingale appear'd the first, And as her melody she sang, The apple into blossom burst, To life the grass and violets sprang.

Nightingales Quotes, by Heinrich Heine , Source: Book of Songs--New Spring (no. 9)

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And over the pond are sailing Two swans all white as snow; Sweet voices mysteriously wailing Pierce through me as onward they go. They sail along, and a ringing Sweet melody rises on high; And when the swans begin singing, They presently must die.

Swans Quotes, by Heinrich Heine , Source: Early Poems--Evening Songs (no. 2)

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The swan, like the soul of the poet, By the dull world is ill understood.

Swans Quotes, by Heinrich Heine , Source: Early Poems--Evening Songs (no. 2)

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Sweet May hath come to love us, Flowers, trees, their blossoms don; And through the blue heavens above us The very clouds move on.

May Quotes, by Heinrich Heine , Source: Book of Songs--New Spring (no. 5)

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In blissful dream, in silent night, There came to me, with magic might, With magic might, my own sweet love, Into my little room above.

Dreams Quotes, by Heinrich Heine , Source: Youthful Sorrows (pt. VI, st. 1)

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With the rose the butterfly's deep in love, A thousand times hovering round; But round himself, all tender like gold, The sun's sweet ray is hovering found.

Butterflies Quotes, by Heinrich Heine , Source: Book of Songs--New Spring (no. 7)

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The swan in the pool is singing, And up and down doth he steer, And, singing gently ever, Dips under the water clear.

Swans Quotes, by Heinrich Heine , Source: Book of Songs--Lyrical Interlude (no. 64)

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Communism possesses a language which every people can understand - its elements are hunger, envy, and death

Communism Quotes, by Heinrich Heine

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Marriage requires a person to prepare 4 types of "Rings": Engagement Ring Wedding Ring, Suffering, Enduring

Wedding Quotes, by Heinrich Heine

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Glow-worms on the ground are moving, As if in the torch-dance circling.

Glowworms Quotes, by Heinrich Heine , Source: Book of Songs--Donna Clara (st. 17)

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The spring's already at the gate With looks my care beguiling; The country round appeareth straight A flower-garden smiling.

Spring Quotes, by Heinrich Heine , Source: Book of Songs--Catherine (no. 6)

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The beauteous eyes of the spring's fair night With comfort are downward gazing.

Spring Quotes, by Heinrich Heine , Source: Book of Songs--New Spring (no. 3)

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Tell me who first did kisses suggest? It was a mouth all glowing and blest; It kissed and it thought of nothing beside. The fair month of May was then in its pride, The flowers were all from the earth fast springing, The sun was laughing, the birds were singing.

Kisses Quotes, by Heinrich Heine , Source: Book of Songs--New Spring--Prologue (no. 25, st. 2)

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The eyes of spring, so azure, Are peeping from the ground; They are the darling violets, That I in nosegays bound.

Violets Quotes, by Heinrich Heine , Source: Book of Songs--New Spring (13)

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As the moon's fair image quaketh In the raging waves of ocean, Whilst she, in the vault of heaven, Moves with silent peaceful motion.

Moon Quotes, by Heinrich Heine , Source: Book of Songs--New Spring (prologue, no. 23)

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When I lately stood with a friend before [the cathedral of] Amiens, . . . he asked me how it happens that we can no longer build such piles? I replied: "Dear Alphonse, men in those days had convictions (Ueberzeugungen), we moderns have opinions (Meinungen) and it requires something more than an opinion to build a Gothic cathedral.

Architecture Quotes, by Heinrich Heine , Source: Confidential Letters to August Lewald on the French Stage (letter 9), translated by C.G. Leland

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