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Joy descends gently upon us like the evening dew, and does not patter down like a hailstorm.
~ Jean Paul | ( German novelist and humorist. ) | 1763-1825 | Happiness
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Do not wait for extraordinary circumstances to do good action; try to use ordinary situations.
~ Jean Paul | ( German novelist and humorist. ) | 1763-1825 | Action
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The darkness of death is like the evening twilight; it makes all objects appear more lovely to the dying.
~ Jean Paul | ( German novelist and humorist. ) | 1763-1825 | Death
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Death gives us sleep, eternal youth, and immortality.
~ Jean Paul | ( German novelist and humorist. ) | 1763-1825 | Death
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I have made as much out of myself as could be made of the stuff, and no man should require more.
~ Jean Paul | ( German novelist and humorist. ) | 1763-1825 | Success
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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 | ( German novelist and humorist. ) | 1763-1825 | Courage
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A timid person is frightened before a danger, a coward during the time, and a courageous person afterwards.
~ Jean Paul | ( German novelist and humorist. ) | 1763-1825 | Courage
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Courage consists not in blindly overlooking danger, but in seeing it, and conquering it.
~ Jean Paul | ( German novelist and humorist. ) | 1763-1825 | Courage
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The child is not to be educated for the present, but for the remote future, and often is opposition to the immediate future.
~ Jean Paul | ( German novelist and humorist. ) | 1763-1825 | Future
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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 | ( German novelist and humorist. ) | 1763-1825 | Age
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Gray hairs seem to my fancy like the soft light of the moon, silvering over the evening of life.
~ Jean Paul | ( German novelist and humorist. ) | 1763-1825 | Age
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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 | ( German novelist and humorist. ) | 1763-1825 | Age
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The more sand has escaped from the hourglass of our life, the clearer we should see through it.
~ Jean Paul | ( German novelist and humorist. ) | 1763-1825 | Age
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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 | ( German novelist and humorist. ) | 1763-1825 | Friendship
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Every friend is to the other a sun, and a sunflower also. He attracts and follows.
~ Jean Paul | ( German novelist and humorist. ) | 1763-1825 | Friendship
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Strong character is brought out by change, weak ones by permanence.
~ Jean Paul | ( German novelist and humorist. ) | 1763-1825 | Change
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The timid are afraid before the danger, the cowardly while in danger, and the courageous after danger.
~ Jean Paul | ( German novelist and humorist. ) | 1763-1825 | Fear
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A man never discloses his own character so clearly as when he describes another's.
~ Jean Paul | ( German novelist and humorist. ) | 1763-1825 | Character
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Strong characters are brought out by change of situation, and gentle ones by permanence.
~ Jean Paul | ( German novelist and humorist. ) | 1763-1825 | Character
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No author can be as moral as his work and no preacher as pious as his sermons.
~ Jean Paul | ( German novelist and humorist. ) | 1763-1825 | Morality
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Passion makes the best observations and the sorriest conclusions.
~ Jean Paul | ( German novelist and humorist. ) | 1763-1825 | Passion
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Men, like bullets, go farthest when they are smoothest.
~ Jean Paul | ( German novelist and humorist. ) | 1763-1825 | Courtesy
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Every man has a rainy corner of his life whence comes foul weather which follows him.
~ Jean Paul | ( German novelist and humorist. ) | 1763-1825 | Adversity
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Despair is the only genuine atheism.
~ Jean Paul | ( German novelist and humorist. ) | 1763-1825 | Despair
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Without God there is for mankind no purpose, no goal, no hope, only a wavering future, an eternal dread of every darkness.
~ Jean Paul | ( German novelist and humorist. ) | 1763-1825 | God
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The past and future are veiled; but the past wears the widow's veil; the future, the virgin's.
-: [ Treasury of Thought (1872) by Maturin M. Ballou, p. 521. ]
~ Jean Paul | ( German novelist and humorist. ) | 1763-1825 | Past
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The look of a king is itself a deed.
~ Jean Paul | ( German novelist and humorist. ) | 1763-1825 | Power
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No one is more profoundly sad as one who laughs too much.
~ Jean Paul | ( German novelist and humorist. ) | 1763-1825 | Laughter
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