Quotes, sayings & poems

Birthday Quotes

Every loved person is

Every loved person is the epicentre of a paradise.

- Novalis

Every period of life has its passions

Every period of life has its passions. Age, which one should consider the wisest, usually has the filthiest.

- Johann Gottfried Seume

People don't take offense for anything more than

People don't take offense for anything more than not being invited.

- Oscar Wilde

The happier we make somebody else

The happier we make somebody else, the happier we become ourselves.

- Ludwig Andreas Feuerbach

What shakes up the soul

All that shakes up the soul is luck.

- Arthur Schnitzler

It is not beginning that is rewarded

It is not beginning that is rewarded, but rather solely persevering.

- Catherine of Siena

The principal purpose of life is

The principal purpose of life is emotion.

- Lord Byron

Reason shapes a person

Reason shapes a person, while emotion leads him.

- Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Reason may be wrong

Reason may be wrong, while emotion never is.

- Robert Schumann

One shouldn't try to balance opposites

One shouldn't try to balance opposites, but rather exploit them.

- Richard Schaukal

Making others happy

Making others happy is the highest of joys.

- Theodor Fontane

When you are happy

When you are happy, you shouldn't want to be even happier.

- Theodor Fontane