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Georg Buchner Quotes

Murder begins where self-defense ends.
Georg Buchner
Begins, Ends

Revolution is like Saturn, it devours its own children.
Georg Buchner
Children, Revolution, Devours

We are only puppets, our strings are being pulled by unknown forces.
Georg Buchner
Unknown, Forces, Strings

The revolutionary government is the despotism of liberty against tyranny.
Georg Buchner
Government, Against, Liberty

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
Life, Time, Death

The power of the people and the power of reason are one.
Georg Buchner
Power, Reason

Whoever finishes a revolution only halfway, digs his own grave.
Georg Buchner
Revolution, Whoever, Grave

You women could make someone fall in love even with a lie.
Georg Buchner
Women, Love, Lie

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
Strong, Small, Eyes

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
Love, Humanity, Order

The life of the wealthy is one long Sunday.
Georg Buchner
Life, Sunday, Wealthy

The statue of Freedom has not been cast yet, the furnace is hot, we can all still burn our fingers.
Georg Buchner
Freedom, Hot, Cast

The world is chaos. Nothingness is the yet-to-be-born god of the world.
Georg Buchner
God, Chaos

Dying people often become childish.
Georg Buchner
Often, Dying, Childish

The breath of an aristocrat is the death rattle of freedom.
Georg Buchner
Death, Freedom, Breath

The weapon of the Republic is terror, and virtue is its strength.
Georg Buchner
Strength, Virtue, Weapon

A good man with a good conscience doesn’t walk so fast.
Georg Buchner
Good, Walk, Conscience

That is a long word: forever!
Georg Buchner
Word, Forever

The strides of humanity are slow, they can only be counted in centuries.
Georg Buchner
Humanity, Slow, Centuries

We have not made the Revolution, the Revolution has made us.
Georg Buchner
Revolution

Government must be a transparent garment which tightly clings to the people’s body.
Georg Buchner
Government, Body, Garment

Death is the most blessed dream.
Georg Buchner
Death, Blessed, Dream

How many women does one need to sing the scale of love all the way up and down?
Georg Buchner
Love, Women, Sing

I’ll know how to die with courage; that is easier than living.
Georg Buchner
Courage, Living, Die

Love is a peculiar thing.
Georg Buchner
Love, Peculiar

Peace to the shacks! War on the palaces!
Georg Buchner
Peace, War, Palaces

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
Great, Pain, Stars

Your words smell of corpses.
Georg Buchner
Words, Smell, Corpses

There are only Epicureans, either crude or refined; Christ was the most refined.
Georg Buchner
Either, Christ, Refined

They say in the grave there is peace, and peace and the grave are one and the same.
Georg Buchner
Peace, Grave

We are always on stage, even when we are stabbed in earnest at the end.
Georg Buchner
End, Stage, Earnest

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