Friedrich Schiller
To Laura (Mystery Of Reminiscence) by Friedrich Schiller

To Laura (Mystery Of Reminiscence) by Friedrich Schiller

Who and what gave to me the wish to woo thee-- Still, lip to lip, to cling for aye unto thee? Who made thy glances to my soul the link-- Who bade me burn thy very breath to ...

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Honor To Woman by Friedrich Schiller

Honor To Woman by Friedrich Schiller

Honor to woman! To her it is givenTo garden the earth with the roses of heaven! All blessed, she linketh the loves in their choirIn the veil of the graces her beauty ...

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Love And Desire by Friedrich Schiller

Love And Desire by Friedrich Schiller

Rightly said, Schlosser! Man loves what he has; what he has not, desireth; None but the wealthy minds love; poor minds desire alone.

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Amalia by Friedrich Schiller

Amalia by Friedrich Schiller

Angel-fair, Walhalla's charms displaying, Fairer than all mortal youths was he;Mild his look, as May-day sunbeams straying Gently o'er the blue and glassy sea.And his ...

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Elysium by Friedrich Schiller

Elysium by Friedrich Schiller

Past the despairing wail--And the bright banquets of the Elysian vale Melt every care away!Delight, that breathes and moves forever,Glides through sweet fields like some sweet ...

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Hope by Friedrich Schiller

Hope by Friedrich Schiller

We speak with the lip, and we dream in the soul, Of some better and fairer day;And our days, the meanwhile, to that golden goal Are gliding and sliding away.Now the world becomes ...

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Ode To Joy by Friedrich Schiller

Ode To Joy by Friedrich Schiller

Joy, thou beauteous godly lightning,Daughter of Elysium,Fire drunken we are ent’ringHeavenly, thy holy home!Thy enchantments bind together,What did custom stern divide,Every man ...

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Hero And Leander by Friedrich Schiller

Hero And Leander by Friedrich Schiller

See you the towers, that, gray and old,Frown through the sunlight's liquid gold, Steep sternly fronting steep?The Hellespont beneath them swells,And roaring cleaves the ...

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A Funeral Fantasie by Friedrich Schiller

A Funeral Fantasie by Friedrich Schiller

Pale, at its ghastly noon, Pauses above the death-still wood--the moon; The night-sprite, sighing, through the dim air stirs; The clouds descend in rain; Mourning, ...

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Female Judgement by Friedrich Schiller

Female Judgement by Friedrich Schiller

Man frames his judgment on reason; but woman on love founds her verdict;If her judgment loves not, woman already has judged.

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Friendship by Friedrich Schiller

Friendship by Friedrich Schiller

Friend!--the Great Ruler, easily content, Needs not the laws it has laborious beenThe task of small professors to invent; A single wheel impels the whole machineMatter and ...

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Inside And Outside by Friedrich Schiller

Inside And Outside by Friedrich Schiller

God alone sees the heart and therefore, since he alone sees it, Be it our care that we, too, something that's worthy may see.

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Beauteous Individuality by Friedrich Schiller

Beauteous Individuality by Friedrich Schiller

Thou in truth shouldst be one, yet not with the whole shouldst thou be so. 'Tis through the reason thou'rt one,--art so with it through the heart.Voice of the whole is thy reason, ...

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Friend And Foe by Friedrich Schiller

Friend And Foe by Friedrich Schiller

Dearly I love a friend; yet a foe I may turn to my profit; Friends show me that which I can; foes teach me that which I should.

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Dithyramb by Friedrich Schiller

Dithyramb by Friedrich Schiller

Believe me, together The bright gods come ever, Still as of old; Scarce see I Bacchus, the giver of joy, Than comes up fair Eros, the laugh-loving boy, ...

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Hymn To Joy by Friedrich Schiller

Hymn To Joy by Friedrich Schiller

Joy, thou goddess, fair, immortal, Offspring of Elysium,Mad with rapture, to the portal Of thy holy fame we come!Fashion's laws, indeed, may sever, But thy magic joins again;All ...

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The Veiled Statue At Sais by Friedrich Schiller

The Veiled Statue At Sais by Friedrich Schiller

A youth, impelled by a burning thirst for knowledgeTo roam to Sais, in fair Egypt's land,The priesthood's secret learning to explore,Had passed through many a grade with eager ...

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Human Knowledge by Friedrich Schiller

Human Knowledge by Friedrich Schiller

Since thou readest in her what thou thyself hast there written, And, to gladden the eye, placest her wonders in groups;-- Since o'er her boundless expanses thy cords to ...

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The Forum Of Woman by Friedrich Schiller

The Forum Of Woman by Friedrich Schiller

Woman, never judge man by his individual actions; But upon man as a whole, pass thy decisive decree.

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The Power Of Woman by Friedrich Schiller

The Power Of Woman by Friedrich Schiller

Mighty art thou, because of the peaceful charms of thy presence; That which the silent does not, never the boastful can do. Vigor in man I expect, the law in its honors ...

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The Complaint Of Ceres by Friedrich Schiller

The Complaint Of Ceres by Friedrich Schiller

Does pleasant spring return once more? Does earth her happy youth regain?Sweet suns green hills are shining o'er; Soft brooklets burst their icy chain:Upon the blue translucent ...

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Genius by Friedrich Schiller

Genius by Friedrich Schiller

"Do I believe," sayest thou, "what the masters of wisdom would teach me, And what their followers' band boldly and readily swear?Cannot I ever attain to true peace, excepting ...

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Fortune And Wisdom by Friedrich Schiller

Fortune And Wisdom by Friedrich Schiller

Enraged against a quondam friend, To Wisdom once proud Fortune said"I'll give thee treasures without end, If thou wilt be my friend instead.""My choicest gifts to him I gave, And ...

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Different Destinies by Friedrich Schiller

Different Destinies by Friedrich Schiller

Millions busily toil, that the human race may continue; But by only a few is propagated our kind.Thousands of seeds by the autumn are scattered, yet fruit is engendered Only by ...

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Ode An Die Freude by Friedrich Schiller

Ode An Die Freude by Friedrich Schiller

O Freunde, nicht diese Tone! Sondern lasst uns angenehmere anstimmen Und freudenvollere! Freude schoner Gotterfunken, Tochter aus Elysium, Wir betreten feuertrunken, Himmliche ...

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The Triumph Of Love by Friedrich Schiller

The Triumph Of Love by Friedrich Schiller

By love are blest the gods on high,Frail man becomes a deity When love to him is given;'Tis love that makes the heavens shineWith hues more radiant, more divine, And turns dull ...

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Melancholy — To Laura by Friedrich Schiller

Melancholy — To Laura by Friedrich Schiller

Laura! a sunrise seems to break Where'er thy happy looks may glow.Joy sheds its roses o'er thy cheek,Thy tears themselves do but bespeak The rapture whence they flow;Blest youth ...

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Columbus by Friedrich Schiller

Columbus by Friedrich Schiller

Steer on, bold sailor--Wit may mock thy soul that sees the land,And hopeless at the helm may droop the weak and weary hand,Yet ever--ever to the West, for there the coast must ...

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Feast Of Victory by Friedrich Schiller

Feast Of Victory by Friedrich Schiller

Priam's castle-walls had sunk, Troy in dust and ashes lay,And each Greek, with triumph drunk, Richly laden with his prey,Sat upon his ship's high prow, On the Hellespontic ...

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Cassandra by Friedrich Schiller

Cassandra by Friedrich Schiller

Mirth the halls of Troy was filling, Ere its lofty ramparts fell; From the golden lute so thrilling Hymns of joy were heard to swell. From the sad and tearful ...

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The Dance by Friedrich Schiller

The Dance by Friedrich Schiller

See how, like lightest waves at play, the airy dancers fleet;And scarcely feels the floor the wings of those harmonious feet.Ob, are they flying shadows from their native forms ...

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The Lay Of The Bell by Friedrich Schiller

The Lay Of The Bell by Friedrich Schiller

Fast, in its prison-walls of earth,Awaits the mould of baked clay. Up, comrades, up, and aid the birthThe bell that shall be born to-day!Who would honor obtain,With the sweat ...

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The Ideal And The Actual Life by Friedrich Schiller

The Ideal And The Actual Life by Friedrich Schiller

Forever fair, forever calm and bright,Life flies on plumage, zephyr-light, For those who on the Olympian hill rejoice--Moons wane, and races wither to the tomb,And 'mid the ...

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Wisdom And Prudence by Friedrich Schiller

Wisdom And Prudence by Friedrich Schiller

Wouldst thou, my friend, mount up to the highest summit of wisdom, Be not deterred by the fear, prudence thy course may deride That shortsighted one sees but the bank that ...

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Count Eberhard, The Groaner Of Wurtembert. A War Song by Friedrich Schiller

Count Eberhard, The Groaner Of Wurtembert. A War Song by Friedrich Schiller

Now hearken, ye who take delight In boasting of your worth! To many a man, to many a knight, Beloved in peace and brave in fight, The Swabian land gives birth. ...

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Breadth And Depth by Friedrich Schiller

Breadth And Depth by Friedrich Schiller

Full many a shining wit one sees, With tongue on all things well conversing; The what can charm, the what can please, In every nice detail rehearsing. Their ...

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Carthage by Friedrich Schiller

Carthage by Friedrich Schiller

Oh thou degenerate child of the great and glorious mother, Who with the Romans' strong might couplest the Tyrians' deceit!But those ever governed with vigor the earth they had ...

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Worth And The Worthy by Friedrich Schiller

Worth And The Worthy by Friedrich Schiller

If thou anything hast, let me have it,--I'll pay what is proper; If thou anything art, let us our spirits exchange.

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The Four Ages Of The World by Friedrich Schiller

The Four Ages Of The World by Friedrich Schiller

The goblet is sparkling with purpled-tinged wine, Bright glistens the eye of each guest,When into the hall comes the Minstrel divine, To the good he now brings what is best;For ...

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Difference Of Station by Friedrich Schiller

Difference Of Station by Friedrich Schiller

Even the moral world its nobility boasts--vulgar natures Reckon by that which they do; noble, by that which they are.

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The Driver by Friedrich Schiller

The Driver by Friedrich Schiller

"What knight or what vassal will be so bold As to plunge in the gulf below?See! I hurl in its depths a goblet of gold, Already the waters over it flow.The man who can bring back ...

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The Virtue Of Woman by Friedrich Schiller

The Virtue Of Woman by Friedrich Schiller

Man of virtue has need; -into life with boldness he plunges, Entering with fortune more sure into the hazardous strife; But to woman one virtue suffices; it is ever shining ...

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The Cranes Of Ibycus by Friedrich Schiller

The Cranes Of Ibycus by Friedrich Schiller

Once to the song and chariot-fight,Where all the tribes of Greece uniteOn Corinth's isthmus joyously,The god-loved Ibycus drew nigh.On him Apollo had bestowed The gift of song and ...

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Dangerous Consequences by Friedrich Schiller

Dangerous Consequences by Friedrich Schiller

Deeper and bolder truths be careful, my friends, of avowing; For as soon as ye do all the world on ye will fall.

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German Faith by Friedrich Schiller

German Faith by Friedrich Schiller

Once for the sceptre of Germany, fought with Bavarian Louis Frederick, of Hapsburg descent, both being called to the throne. But the envious fortune of war delivered the ...

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Astronomical Writings by Friedrich Schiller

Astronomical Writings by Friedrich Schiller

Oh, how infinite, how unspeakably great, are the heavens! Yet by frivolity's hand downwards the heavens are pulled!

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To The Muse by Friedrich Schiller

To The Muse by Friedrich Schiller

What I had been without thee, I know not--yet, to my sorrow See I what, without thee, hundreds and thousands now are.

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Elegy On The Death Of A Young Man by Friedrich Schiller

Elegy On The Death Of A Young Man by Friedrich Schiller

Mournful groans, as when a tempest lowers, Echo from the dreary house of woe;Death-notes rise from yonder minster's towers! Bearing out a youth, they slowly go;Yes! a ...

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To My Friends by Friedrich Schiller

To My Friends by Friedrich Schiller

Yes, my friends!--that happier times have been Than the present, none can contravene; That a race once lived of nobler worth; And if ancient chronicles were dumb, ...

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The Gods Of Greece by Friedrich Schiller

The Gods Of Greece by Friedrich Schiller

Ye in the age gone by,Who ruled the world--a world how lovely then!--And guided still the steps of happy men In the light leading-strings of careless joy!Ah, flourished then your ...

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