Mankind is getting smarter every day. Actually, it only seems so. At least we are making progress. We're progressing, to be sure, ever more deeply into the forest.
More Quotes from Franz Grillparzer:To test a modest man's modesty do not investigate if he ignores applause, find out if he abides criticism.
Poetry, it is often said and loudly so, is life's true mirror. But a monkey looking into a work of literature looks in vain for Socrates.
The ideas of an age are most abundant where they are not crowded by original ideas.
Oh that wisdom was half as zealous for converts as ridicule.
No one will stop to help you when you are in need, but everyone forces opinions upon you that you do not require.
No shortcomings of other people cause us to be more intolerant than those which are caricatures of our own.
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