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Georg Buchner Quotes


A German dramatist and writer of prose.
(1813 - 1837)

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A good man with a good conscience doesn't walk so fast.
 

Death is the most blessed dream.
[Blessed]
 

Dying people often become childish.
 

Government must be a transparent garment which tightly clings to the people's body.
 

How many women does one need to sing the scale of love all the way up and down?
 

I'll know how to die with courage; that is easier than living.
 

Love is a peculiar thing.
 

Man is an abyss, and I turn giddy when I look down into it.
 

Murder begins where self-defense ends.
 

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.
 

Peace to the shacks! War on the palaces!
 

Raise your eyes and count the small gang of your oppressors who are only strong through the blood they suck from you and through your arms which you lend them unwillingly.
 

Revolution is like Saturn, it devours its own children.
 

That is a long word: forever!
 

The breath of an aristocrat is the death rattle of freedom.
 

The death clock is ticking slowly in our breast, and each drop of blood measures its time, and our life is a lingering fever.
 

The life of the wealthy is one long Sunday.
 

The power of the people and the power of reason are one.
 

The revolutionary government is the despotism of liberty against tyranny.
 

The stars are scattered all over the sky like shimmering tears, there must be great pain in the eye from which they trickled.
 


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