Johann Friedrich von Schiller

(Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller)

Johann Friedrich von Schiller
Johann Friedrich von Schiller
  • Born: November 10, 1759
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Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller was a German poet, philosopher, physician, historian, and playwright. During the last seventeen years of his life (1788–1805), Schiller struck up a productive, if complicated, friendship with the already famous and influential Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. They frequently discussed issues concerning aesthetics, and Schiller encouraged Goethe to finish works he left as sketches. This relationship and these discussions led to a period now referred to as Weimar Classicism. They also worked together on Xenien, a collection of short satirical poems in which both Schiller and Goethe challenge opponents of their philosophical vision.

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A deep meaning resides in old customs. History
Often do the spirits Of great events stride on before the event. And in today already walks tomorrow. History
One people will we be, — a band of brothers; No danger, no distress shall sunder us. We will be freemen as our fathers were, And sooner welcome death than live as slaves. Freedom & Liberty ;Slaves, Slavery & The Slave Trade
The history of the world is the world’s court of justice History
The most pious man can't stay in peace If it doesn't please his evil neighbor. War & Peace
The present age has witnessed an extraordinary increase of a thinking public, by the facilities afforded to the diffusion of reading; the former happy resignation to ignorance begins to make way for a state of half-enlightenment, and few persons are willing to remain in the condition in which their birth has placed then. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training
The world's history is the world's judgment. History
War nourishes war. War & Peace
We are citizens of an age, as well as of a State; and if it is held to be unseemly, or even inadmissible, for a man to cut himself off from the customs and manners of the circle in which he lives, why should it be less of a duty, in the choice of his activity, to submit his decision to the needs and the taste of his century? Citizenship & Patriotism
What is the short meaning of the long speech? Oratory, Discussion & Debate
When the wine goes in, strange things come out. Alcohol, Tobacco & Other Drugs
Who reflects too much will accomplish little. Management & Managing Government
World history is the world's court. History

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