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"They got a lot of kids now whose uniforms are so tight, especially the pants, that they cannot bend over to pick up ground balls. And they don't want to bend over in television games because in that way there is no way their face can get on the camera."
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Jean Paul Richter Quotes
A man never discloses his own character so clearly as when he describes another s.
Jean Paul Richter

A timid person is frightened before a danger, a coward during the time, and a courageous person afterward.
Jean Paul Richter

Age does not matter if the matter does not age.
Jean Paul Richter

All souls must undergo transmigration and the souls of men revolve like a stone which is thrown from a sling, so many turns before the final release... Only those who have not completed their perfection must suffer the wheel of rebirth by being reborn into another human body.
Jean Paul Richter

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 Richter

Be great in act, as you have been in thought.
Jean Paul Richter

Beauty attracts us men; but if, like an armed magnet it is pointed, beside, with gold and silver, it attracts with tenfold power.
Jean Paul Richter

Because the heart beats under a covering of hair, of fur, feathers, or wings, it is, for that reason, to be of no account?
Jean Paul Richter

Courage consists not in blindly overlooking danger, but in seeing it, and conquering it.
Jean Paul Richter

Death gives us sleep, eternal youth, and immortality.
Jean Paul Richter

Do not wait for extraordinary circumstances to do good action; try to use ordinary situations.
Jean Paul Richter

Every friend is to the other a sun, and a sunflower also. He attracts and follows.
Jean Paul Richter

Every man has a rainy corner of his life whence comes foul weather which follows him.
Jean Paul Richter

Every man regards his own life as the New Year's Eve of time.
Jean Paul Richter

For sleep, riches and health to be truly enjoyed, they must be interrupted.
Jean Paul Richter

God is an unutterable sigh, planted in the depths of the soul.
Jean Paul Richter

Good actions ennoble us, we are the sons of our own deeds.
Jean Paul Richter

Gray hairs seem to my fancy like the soft light of the moon, silvering over the evening of life.
Jean Paul Richter

Humanity is never so beautiful as when praying for forgiveness, or else forgiving another.
Jean Paul Richter

I have made as much out of myself as could be made of the stuff, and no man should require more.
Jean Paul Richter

It is simpler and easier to flatter people than to praise them.
Jean Paul Richter

Joy descends gently upon us like the evening dew, and does not patter down like a hailstorm.
Jean Paul Richter

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 Richter

Men, like bullets, go farthest when they are smoothest.
Jean Paul Richter

Music is moonlight in the gloomy night of life.
Jean Paul Richter

Never part without loving words to think of during your absence. It may be that you will not meet again in this life.
Jean Paul Richter

Never write on a subject until you have read yourself full of it.
Jean Paul Richter

Only actions give life strength; only moderation gives it charm.
Jean Paul Richter

Our birthdays are feathers in the broad wing of time.
Jean Paul Richter

Poverty is the only load which is the heavier the more loved ones there are to assist in bearing it.
Jean Paul Richter

Recollection is the only paradise from which we cannot be turned out.
Jean Paul Richter

Sorrows are like thunderclouds, in the distance they look black, over our heads scarcely gray.
Jean Paul Richter

Sorrows gather around great souls as storms do around mountains; but, like them, they break the storm and purify the air of the plain beneath them.
Jean Paul Richter

Strong characters are brought out by change of situation, and gentle ones by permanence.
Jean Paul Richter

The conscience of children is formed by the influences that surround them; their notions of good and evil are the result of the moral atmosphere they breathe.
Jean Paul Richter

The darkness of death is like the evening twilight; it makes all objects appear more lovely to the dying.
Jean Paul Richter

The miracle on earth are the laws of heaven.
Jean Paul Richter

The words that a father speaks to his children in the privacy of home are not heard by the world, but, as in whispering galleries, they are clearly heard at the end, and by posterity.
Jean Paul Richter

There are souls in this world which have the gift of finding joy everywhere and of leaving it behind them when they go.
Jean Paul Richter

There are souls which fall from heaven like flowers, but ere they bloom are crushed under the foul tread of some brutal hoof.
Jean Paul Richter

There is a joy in sorrow which none but a mourner can know.
Jean Paul Richter

Two aged men, that had been foes for life, Met by a grave, and wept - and in those tears They washed away the memory of their strife; Then wept again the loss of all those years.
Jean Paul Richter

Variety of mere nothings gives more pleasure than uniformity of something.
Jean Paul Richter

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 Richter

Weaklings must lie.
Jean Paul Richter

What makes old age so sad is not that our joys but our hopes cease.
Jean Paul Richter

Whenever, at a party, I have been in the mood to study fools, I have always looked for a great beauty: they always gather round her like flies around a fruit stall.
Jean Paul Richter

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 Richter

You prove your worth with your actions, not with your mouth.
Jean Paul Richter

Type:
Novelist
Date of Birth:
0000-00-00
Year of Death:
1825
Nationality:
German
 

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