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Jean Paul Quotes and Sayings

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Music is moonlight in the gloomy night of life.
- Jean Paul

Related topics: Music

Our birthdays are feathers in the broad wing of time.
- Jean Paul

Joy descends gently upon us like the evening dew,
and does not patter down like a hailstorm.
- Jean Paul

Sorrows gather around great souls as storms do around mountains;
but,
like them, they break the storm and purify the air
of the plain beneath them.
- Jean Paul

 

Humanity is never so beautiful as when praying for forgiveness,
or else forgiving another.
- Jean Paul

The darkness of death is like the evening twilight;
it makes all objects appear more lovely to the dying.
- Jean Paul

Death gives us sleep, eternal youth,
and immortality.
- Jean Paul

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Recollection is the only paradise from which we cannot be turned out.
- Jean Paul

Sorrows are like thunderclouds, in the distance they look black,
over our heads scarcely gray.
- Jean Paul

Poverty is the only load which is the heavier the more
loved ones there are to assist in bearing it.
- Jean Paul

Every friend is to the other a sun, and a sunflower also.
He attracts and follows.
- Jean Paul

There are souls which fall from heaven like flowers,
but ere they bloom are crushed under the foul tread of some brutal hoof.
- Jean Paul

Courage consists not in blindly overlooking danger,
but in seeing it, and conquering it.
- Jean Paul

Only actions give life strength; only moderation gives it charm.
- Jean Paul

What makes old age so sad is not that our joys but our hopes cease.
- Jean Paul

The conscience of children is formed by the influences that surround them;
their notions of good and evil are the result of the
moral atmosphere they breathe.
- Jean Paul

Variety of mere nothings gives more pleasure than uniformity of something.
- Jean Paul

Two aged men, that had been foes for life,
Met by a grave, and wept - and in those tears They
washed away the memory of their strife;
Then wept again the loss of all those years.
- Jean Paul

Gray hairs seem to my fancy like the soft light of the moon,
silvering over the evening of life.
- Jean Paul

It is simpler and easier to flatter people than to praise them.
- Jean Paul

Never write on a subject until you have read yourself full of it.
- Jean Paul

Do not wait for extraordinary circumstances to do good action;
try to use ordinary situations.
- Jean Paul

Woman and men of retiring timidity are cowardly only
in dangers which affect themselves,
but the first to rescue when others are in danger.
- Jean Paul

Every man regards his own life as the New Year's Eve of time.
- Jean Paul

Strong characters are brought out by change of situation,
and gentle ones by permanence.
- Jean Paul

You prove your worth with your actions,
not with your mouth.
- Jean Paul

Men, like bullets, go farthest when they are smoothest.
- Jean Paul

The words that a father speaks to his children in the
privacy of home are not heard by the world,
but, as in whispering galleries, they are clearly heard at the end,
and by posterity.
- Jean Paul

Never part without loving words to think of during your absence.
It may be that you will not meet again in this life.
- Jean Paul

I have made as much out of myself as could be made of the stuff,
and no man should require more.
- Jean Paul

A timid person is frightened before a danger,
a coward during the time, and a courageous person afterward.
- Jean Paul

Beauty attracts us men; but if, like an armed magnet it is pointed,
beside, with gold and silver, it attracts with tenfold power.
- Jean Paul

There are souls in this world which have the gift of
finding joy everywhere and of leaving it behind them when they go.
- Jean Paul

Weaklings must lie.
- Jean Paul

Every man has a rainy corner of his life whence comes
foul weather which follows him.
- Jean Paul

Because the heart beats under a covering of hair,
of fur, feathers, or wings, it is, for that reason,
to be of no account?
- Jean Paul

Whenever, at a party, I have been in the mood to study fools,
I have always looked for a great beauty:
they always gather round her like flies around a fruit stall.
- Jean Paul

For sleep, riches and health to be truly enjoyed,
they must be interrupted.
- Jean Paul

Age does not matter if the matter does not age.
- Jean Paul

God is an unutterable sigh, planted in the depths of the soul.
- Jean Paul

There is a joy in sorrow which none but a mourner can know.
- Jean Paul

Be great in act, as you have been in thought.
- Jean Paul

Live your life and forget your age.
- Jean Paul

The miracle on earth are the laws of heaven.
- Jean Paul

We learn our virtues from our friends who love us;
our faults from the enemy who hates us.
We cannot easily discover our real character from a friend.
He is a mirror, on which the warmth of our breath impedes
the clearness of the reflection.
- Jean Paul

Like a morning dream, life becomes more and more bright the longer we live,
and the reason of everything appears more clear.
What has puzzled us before seems less mysterious,
and the crooked paths look straighter as we approach the end.
- Jean Paul

As winter strips the leaves from around us,
so that we may see the distant regions they formerly concealed,
so old age takes away our enjoyments only to enlarge
the prospect of the coming eternity.
- Jean Paul

You can't stop the music, nobody can stop the music.
- Village People

Don't die with your music still inside you.
Listen to your intuitive inner voice
and find what passion stirs your soul.
- Wayne Dyer

If a man is called to be a street sweeper,
he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted,
or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry.
He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts
of heaven and earth will pause to say,
here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

If a man loses pace with his companions,
perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer.
Let him step to the music which he hears,
however measured or far away.
- Henry David Thoreau

Take time to laugh.
It is the music of the soul.
Take time to think.
It is the source of power.
Take time to play.
It is the source of perpetual youth.
Take time to read.
It is the fountain of wisdom.
Take time to pray.
It is the greatest power on Earth.
Take time to love and be loved.
It is a God-given privilege.
Take time to be friendly.
It is the road to happiness.
Take time to give.
It is too short a day to be selfish.
Take time to work.
It is the price of success.
- Anonymous

The best of a book is not the thought which it contains,
but the thought which it suggests;
just as the charm of music dwells not in the tones
but in the echoes of our hearts.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes

Don't die with your music still inside you.
- Wayne Dyer

Music takes us out of the actual
and whispers to us dim secrets
that startle our wonder as to who we are.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Words make you think a thought.
Music makes you feel a feeling.
A song makes you feel a thought.
- E. Y. Harburg

Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
- Berthold Auerbach

When the music changes, so does the dance.
- African Proverb

When I hear music, I fear no danger.
I am invulnerable. I see no foe.
I am related to the earliest times, and to the latest.
- Henry David Thoreau

Music is well said to be the speech of angels.
- Thomas Carlyle

Music has charms to sooth a savage breast,
to soften rocks, or bend a knotted oak.
- William Congreve

Life is like music; it must be composed by ear,
feeling, and instinct, not by rule.
- Samuel Butler

Music is always changing and the changes are unpredictable.
- Billy Sheehan

Music happens to be an art form that transcends language.
- Herbie Hancock

Music, in performance, is a type of sculpture.
The air in the performance is sculpted into something.
- Frank Zappa

Music doesn't lie.
If there is something to be changed in this world,
then it can only happen through music.
- Jimi Hendrix

If you look deep enough you will see music;
the heart of nature being everywhere music.
- Thomas Carlyle

Music is the best means we have of digesting time.
- W. H. Auden

After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing
the inexpressible is music.
- Aldous Huxley

Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.
- Lao Tzu

Music's staying power is a function of how timeless the lyrics,
song and production are.
- Gary Wright


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