Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach Love Quotes and Sayings
Excerpt from Wikipedia: Baroness Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach (Czech: Marie von Ebner-Eschenbachová, German: Marie Freifrau von Ebner-Eschenbach; September 13, 1830 – March 12, 1916) was an Austrian writer. Noted for her excellent psychological novels, she is regarded—together with Ferdinand von Saar—as one of the most important German-language writers of the latter portion of the 19th century. She is credited with the famous aphorism “even a stopped clock is right twice a day.”
Sayings by Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach
1. Authors from whom others steal should not complain, but rejoice. Where there is no game there are no poachers.
2. Even a stopped clock is right twice a day.
3. Exceptions are not always the proof of the old rule; they can also be the harbinger of a new one.
4. He who believes in freedom of the will has never loved and never hated.
5. If you have one good idea, people will lend you twenty.
6. Imaginary evils are incurable.
7. In youth we learn; in age we understand.
8. Little evil would be done in the world if evil never could be done in the name of good.
9. Nobody knows enough, but many know too much.
10. None are so eager to gain new experience as those who don’t know how to make use of the old ones.
11. Not what we experience, but how we perceive what we experience, determines our fate.
12. Parents forgive their children least readily for the faults they themselves instilled in them.
13. Privilege is the greatest enemy of right.
14. So soon as a fashion is universal, it is out of date.
15. The poor man wishes to conceal his poverty, and the rich man his wealth: the former fears lest he be despised, the latter lest he be plundered.
16. Those who understand only what can be explained understand very little.
17. To be content with little is hard; to be content with much, impossible.
18. We are so vain that we even care for the opinion of those we don’t care for.
19. What delights us in visible beauty is the invisible.
20. Whenever two good people argue over principles, they are both right.