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Images from the Works of Georg Ebers   By: (1837-1898)

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By Georg Ebers


The Novels Of Georg Ebers

Portrait Of Georg Ebers




Homo Sum The Recluse

In The Fire Of The Forge



A noble mind can never swim with the stream

A first impression is often a final one

A small joy makes us to forget our heavy griefs

A live dog is better than a dead king

A well to do man always gets a higher price than a poor one

A subdued tone generally provokes an equally subdued answer

A dirty road serves when it makes for the goal

A knot can often be untied by daylight

A school where people learned modesty

A word at the right time and place

A mere nothing in one man's life, to another may be great

A debtor, says the proverb, is half a prisoner

A kind word hath far more power than an angry one

A blustering word often does good service

Abandon to the young the things we ourselves used most to enjoy

Abandoned women (required by law to help put out the fires)

Absence of suffering is not happiness

Abuse not those who have outwitted thee

Action trod on the heels of resolve

Age is inquisitive

Age when usually even bad liquor tastes of honey

Aimless life of pleasure

Air of a professional guide

All I did was right in her eyes

All things were alike to me

Always more good things in a poor family which was once rich

Among fools one must be a fool

An admirer of the lovely color of his blue bruises

Ancient custom, to have her ears cut off

And what is great and what is small

Apis the progeny of a virgin cow and a moonbeam

Appreciation of trifles

Ardently they desire that which transcends sense

Arrogant wave of the hand, and in an instructive tone

Art ceases when ugliness begins

As every word came straight from her heart

Asenath, the wife of Joseph, had been an Egyptian

Ask for what is feasible

Aspect obnoxious to the gaze will pour water on the fire

Assigned sixty years as the limit of a happy life

At my age we count it gain not to be disappointed

At my age every year must be accepted as an undeserved gift

Attain a lofty height from which to look down upon others

Avoid excessive joy as well as complaining grief

Avoid all useless anxiety

Be not merciful unto him who is a liar or a rebel

Be happy while it is yet time

Be cautious how they are compassionate

Bearers of ill ride faster than the messengers of weal

Before you serve me up so bitter a meal (the truth)

Before learning to obey, he was permitted to command

Begun to enjoy the sound of his own voice

Behold, the puny Child of Man

Between two stools a man falls to the ground

Beware lest Satan find thee idle!

Blessings go as quickly as they come

Blind tenderness which knows no reason

Blossom of the thorny wreath of sorrow

Brief "eternity" of national covenants

Brought imagination to bear on my pastimes

But what do you men care for the suffering you inflict on others

Buy indulgence for sins to be committed in the future

By nature she is not and by circumstances is compelled to be

Call everything that is beyond your comprehension a miracle

Called his daughter to wash his feet

Cambyses had been spoiled from his earliest infancy

Camels, which were rarely seen in Egypt

Can such love be wrong?

Canal to connect the Nile with the Red Sea

Cannot understand how trifles can make me so happy

Caress or a spank from you each at the proper time

Carpe diem

Cast my warning to the winds, pity will also fly away with it

Cast off their disease as a serpent casts its skin

Cast off all care; be mindful only of pleasure

Catholic, but his stomach desired to be Protestant (Erasmus)

Caught the infection and had to laugh whether she would or no

Cautious inquiry saves recantation

Child is naturally egotistical

Child cannot distinguish between what is amusing and what is sad

Childhood already lies behind me, and youth will soon follow

Choose between too great or too small a recompense

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