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Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

Title: Baroness Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

Born: September 13, 1830
Birthplace: Zdislawitz Castle near Kremsier, Moravia, Austrian Empire
Died: March 12, 1916

Occupation: Author
Profile: Austria's premiere woman author.

Number of Quotes: 26

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

Conquer, but don't triumph.

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

Even a stopped clock is right twice a day. After some years, it can boast of a long series of successes.

Fear not those who argue but those who dodge.

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

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

Imaginary evils are incurable.

In youth we learn; in age we understand.

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

Nobody knows enough, but many know too much.

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

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

Parents forgive their children least readily for the faults they themselves instilled in them.

Privilege is the greatest enemy of right.

So soon as a fashion is universal, it is out of date.

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.

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

To be satisfied with little is hard, to be satisfied with a lot is impossible.

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

We don't believe in rheumatism or true love until we have been attacked by them.

What delights us in visible beauty is the invisible.

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

Who doesn't know anything, has to believe everything.

You can stay young as long as you can learn, acquire new habits and suffer contradictions.

You can't trust the specials like the old time coppers when you can't find your way home.

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