Best Quotes by Heinrich Heine (Top 10)

  1. Where words leave off, music begins.
  2. Wherever they burn books they will also, in the end, burn human beings.
  3. We should forgive our enemies, but not before they are hanged
  4. In dark ages people are best guided by religion, as in a pitch-black night a blind man is the best guide; he knows the roads and paths better than a man who can see. When daylight comes, however, it is foolish to use blind, old men as guides.
  5. Perfumes are the feelings of flowers.
  6. Ordinarily he was insane, but he had lucid moments when he was merely stupid
  7. Experience is a good school. But the fees are high.
  8. There are more fools in the world than there are people.
  9. The more i get to know people, the more i like dogs.
  10. Mine is a most peaceable disposition. My wishes are: a humble cottage with a thatched roof, but a good bed, good food, the freshest milk and butter, flowers before my window, and a few fine trees before my door; and if God wants to make my happiness complete, he will grant me the joy of seeing some six or seven of my enemies hanging from those trees. Before death I shall, moved in my heart, forgive them all the wrong they did me in their lifetime. One must, it is true, forgive one's enemies— but not before they have been hanged.

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