Quotations by Georg Buchner

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Born: Sunday, October 17, 1813
Died: Sunday, February 19, 1837 (23 years old)
Profession: Dramatist
Nationality: German


A good man with a good conscience doesn't walk so fast.
- Georg Buchner
(Keywords: Conscience, Man)

Death is the most blessed dream.
- Georg Buchner
(Keywords: Death, Dream)

Dying people often become childish.
- Georg Buchner
(Keywords: People, Dying)

Government must be a transparent garment which tightly clings to the people's body.
- Georg Buchner
(Keywords: Government, People, Body)

How many women does one need to sing the scale of love all the way up and down?
- Georg Buchner
(Keywords: Love, Women)

I'll know how to die with courage; that is easier than living.
- Georg Buchner
(Keywords: Courage, Living)

Love is a peculiar thing.
- Georg Buchner
(Keywords: Love)

Murder begins where self-defense ends.
- Georg Buchner
(Keywords: Murder, Self)

One must love humanity in order to reach out into the unique essence of each individual: no one can be too low or too ugly.
- Georg Buchner
(Keywords: Love, Humanity, Order, Ugly)

Peace to the shacks! War on the palaces!
- Georg Buchner
(Keywords: Peace, War)

Raise your eyes and count the small gang of your oppressors who are only strong through the blood they suck from you and through your arms which you lend them unwillingly.
- Georg Buchner
(Keywords: Blood, Eyes)

Revolution is like Saturn, it devours its own children.
- Georg Buchner
(Keywords: Children, Revolution)

That is a long word: forever!
- Georg Buchner

The breath of an aristocrat is the death rattle of freedom.
- Georg Buchner
(Keywords: Death, Freedom)

The death clock is ticking slowly in our breast, and each drop of blood measures its time, and our life is a lingering fever.
- Georg Buchner
(Keywords: Death, Life, Time, Blood)

The life of the wealthy is one long Sunday.
- Georg Buchner
(Keywords: Life)

The power of the people and the power of reason are one.
- Georg Buchner
(Keywords: Power, People, Reason)

The revolutionary government is the despotism of liberty against tyranny.
- Georg Buchner
(Keywords: Government, Liberty, Tyranny)

The stars are scattered all over the sky like shimmering tears, there must be great pain in the eye from which they trickled.
- Georg Buchner
(Keywords: Eye, Pain, Sky, Stars, Tears)

The statue of Freedom has not been cast yet, the furnace is hot, we can all still burn our fingers.
- Georg Buchner
(Keywords: Freedom)

The strides of humanity are slow, they can only be counted in centuries.
- Georg Buchner
(Keywords: Humanity)

The weapon of the Republic is terror, and virtue is its strength.
- Georg Buchner
(Keywords: Strength, Virtue, Terror)

The world is chaos. Nothingness is the yet-to-be-born god of the world.
- Georg Buchner
(Keywords: God, Chaos, Nothingness, World)

There are only Epicureans, either crude or refined; Christ was the most refined.
- Georg Buchner
(Keywords: Christ)

They say in the grave there is peace, and peace and the grave are one and the same.
- Georg Buchner
(Keywords: Peace, Grave)

We are always on stage, even when we are stabbed in earnest at the end.
- Georg Buchner
(Keywords: End)

We are only puppets, our strings are being pulled by unknown forces.
- Georg Buchner
(Keywords: Being)

We have not made the Revolution, the Revolution has made us.
- Georg Buchner
(Keywords: Revolution)

Whoever finishes a revolution only halfway, digs his own grave.
- Georg Buchner
(Keywords: Revolution, Grave)

You women could make someone fall in love even with a lie.
- Georg Buchner
(Keywords: Love, Women, Lie)

Your words smell of corpses.
- Georg Buchner
(Keywords: Words)







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