Jean Paul Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old jean paul quotes, jean paul sayings, and jean paul proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


The more sand that has escaped from the hourglass of our life, the clearer we should see through it.      

Jean Paul

A man never discloses his own character so clearly as when he describes another's.     

Jean Paul

Without God there is for mankind no purpose, no goal, no hope, only a wavering future, an eternal dread of every darkness.     

Jean Paul

Other exercises develop single powers and muscles, but dancing embellishes, exercises, and equalizes all the muscles at once.     

Jean Paul

A timid person is frightened before a danger, a coward during the time, and a courageous person afterward.     

Jean Paul

No heroine can create a hero through love of one, but she can give birth to one.     

Jean Paul

Never part without loving words to think of during your absence. It may be that you will not meet again in this life.     

Jean Paul

Strong character is brought out by change, weak ones by permanence.     

Jean Paul

The miracles of earth are the laws of heaven.     

Jean Paul

Strong character is brought out by change, weak ones by permanence.     

Jean Paul

Every man regards his own life as the New Year's Eve of time.     

Jean Paul

Every friend is to the other a sun, and a sunflower also. He attracts and follows.     

Jean Paul

Laughing cheerfulness throws the light of day on all the paths of life.     

Jean Paul

Paradise is always where love dwells.     

Jean Paul

Despair is the only genuine atheism.     

Jean Paul

The conscience of children is formed by the influences that surround them; their notions of good and evil are the result of the moral atmosphere they breathe.     

Jean Paul

The more sand has escaped from the hourglass of our life, the clearer we should see through it.     

Jean Paul

Whoever believes in the good in people, draws forth the good in people.     

Jean Paul

Only actions give life strength; only moderation gives it charm.     

Jean Paul

Romanticism is beauty without bounds-the beautiful infinite.     

Jean Paul

Gray hairs seem to my fancy like the soft light of the moon, silvering over the evening of life.     

Jean Paul

Never write on a subject until you have read yourself full of it.     

Jean Paul

Strong characters are brought out by change of situation, and gentle ones by permanence.     

Jean Paul

For when any one explains himself guardedly, nothing is more uncivil than to put a new question.     

Jean Paul

Women always show more taste in adorning others than themselves; and the reason is that their persons are like their hearts — they read another's better than they can their own.     

Jean Paul

Idleness is many gathered miseries in one name.     

Jean Paul

Humankind's chief fault is that they have so many small ones.     

Jean Paul

The darkness of death is like the evening twilight; it makes all objects appear more lovely to the dying.     

Jean Paul

Recollection is the only paradise from which we cannot be turned out.     

Jean Paul

Laughing cheerfulness throws the light of day on all the paths of life.     

Jean Paul