Ludwig Borne

(Karl Ludwig Börne)

Ludwig Borne
Ludwig Borne
  • Born: May 6, 1786
  • Died: February 12, 1837
  • Nationality: German
  • Profession: Writer









Karl Ludwig Börne was a German-Jewish political writer and satirist, who is considered part of the Young Germany movement.

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A people that patiently lets itself be trampled, deserves to be trampled and crushed. Expansionism, Colonialism & Imperialism
A pupil of diplomacy has to learn three things: to speak French, to speak nothing, and to speak falsehood. Diplomacy & Diplomats
Because I was born a slave, I love liberty more than you. Freedom & Liberty ;Slaves, Slavery & The Slave Trade
Governments are sails, the people is the wind, the state is the boat, and time is the sea. Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
It is not the mind, but the heart that makes free. Freedom & Liberty
Ministers [of government] fall like buttered bread: usually with the good side down. Detriments & Qualifications ;Public Office: Benefits
The difference between liberty and liberties is as great as between God and gods. Freedom & Liberty
To rule is an art, not a science. Leaders & Leadership
To strengthen a weak government, we must reduce its power. Power
To their entertainments princes invite only the nobility; but when they meet with misfortune, they invite also citizens. Detriments & Qualifications ;Public Office: Benefits
Tyrants of our day are the most dangerous preachers of liberty. Freedom & Liberty
United, France and Germany can accomplish and prevent anything.... On their union depends, therefore, not only their own welfare but also the destiny of all of Europe. Expansionism, Colonialism & Imperialism
Getting rid of a delusion makes us wiser than getting hold of a truth. Truth
Goodwill is the one and only asset that competition cannot undersell or destroy.
If one age believes too much it is natural that another believes too little.
Losing an illusion makes you wiser than finding a truth. Truth
The difference between Liberty and liberties is as great as God and gods. Religion & God

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