Jean Paul Richter Quotes

Jean Paul Richter

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Do not wait for extraordinary circumstances to do good action; try to use ordinary situations.

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Beauty attracts us men; but if, like an armed magnet it is pointed, beside, with gold and silver, it attracts with tenfold power.

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Prayer purifies; it is a self-preached sermon.

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Sorrows gather around great souls as storms do around mountains; but, like them, they break the storm and purify the air of the plain beneath them.

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There are souls which fall from heaven like flowers, but ere they bloom are crushed under the foul tread of some brutal hoof.

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Time is a continual over-dropping of moments, which fall down one upon the other and evaporate.

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A timid person is frightened before a danger, a coward during the time, and a courageous person afterward.

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Do not wait for extraordinary circumstances to do good; try to use ordinary situations.

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Never part without loving words to think of during your absence. It may be that you will not meet again in life.

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Flowers never emit so sweet and strong a fragrance as before a storm. When a storm approaches thee, be as fragrant as a sweet-smelling flower.

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Only actions give life strength; only moderation gives it a charm.

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A timid person is frightened before a danger, a coward during the time, and a courageous person afterward.

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