1763 – 1825
Who was Jean Paul?
- Without God there is for mankind no purpose, no goal, no hope, only a wavering future, an eternal dread of every darkness.
- Idleness is many gathered miseries in one name.
- No heroine can create a hero through love of one, but she can give birth to one.
- Memory is the only paradise from which we cannot be driven.
- Cares are often more difficult to throw off than sorrows; the latter die with time, the former grow.
- Other exercises develop single powers and muscles, but dancing embellishes, exercises, and equalizes all the muscles at once.
- The timid are afraid before the danger, the cowardly while in danger, and the courageous after danger.
- Humankind's chief fault is that they have so many small ones.
- Passion makes the best observations and the sorriest conclusions.
- The only medicine that does women more good than harm is dress.