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Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

Austrian,  Novelist
Total Quotes : 21
Conquer Triumph

Conquer, but don't triumph.

- Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

Game Steal Whom

Authors from whom others steal should not complain, but rejoice. Where there is no game there are no poachers.

- Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

Vain Even Those

We are so vain that we even care for the opinion of those we don't care for.

- Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

New Always Old

Exceptions are not always the proof of the old rule; they can also be the harbinger of a new one.

- Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

Imaginary Incurable Evils

Imaginary evils are incurable.

- Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

Freedom Never Believes

He who believes in freedom of the will has never loved and never hated.

- Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

Business Idea Will

If you have one good idea, people will lend you twenty.

- Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

Fate How Determines

Not what we experience, but how we perceive what we experience, determines our fate.

- Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

Principles Over Whenever

Whenever two good people argue over principles, they are both right.

- Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

Beauty Delights Visible

What delights us in visible beauty is the invisible.

- Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

Enemy Privilege Right

Privilege is the greatest enemy of right.

- Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

Know Enough Too

Nobody knows enough, but many know too much.

- Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

Impossible Content Hard

To be content with little is hard; to be content with much, impossible.

- Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

Understand Only Very

Those who understand only what can be explained understand very little.

- Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

Learning Learn Understand

In youth we learn; in age we understand.

- Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

Love True Attack

We don't believe in rheumatism and true love until after the first attack.

- Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

Wealth Conceal Despised

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.

- Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

Date Soon Universal

So soon as a fashion is universal, it is out of date.

- Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

World Never Would

Little evil would be done in the world if evil never could be done in the name of good.

- Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

New Eager Use

None are so eager to gain new experience as those who don't know how to make use of the old ones.

- Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach