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Christian Johann Heinrich Heine (13 December 1797 – 17 February 1856) was one of the most significant German poets of the 19th century. He was also a journalist, essayist, and literary critic. He is best known outside Germany for his early lyric poetry, which was set to music in the form of Lieder (art songs) by composers such as Robert Schumann and Franz Schubert. Heine's later verse and prose is distinguished by its satirical wit and irony. His radical political views led to many of his works being banned by German authorities. Heine spent the last 25 years of his life as an expatriate in Paris.. German poet journalist essayist and literary critic


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Quote Left It must require an inordinate share of vanity and presumption, too, after enjoying so much that is good and beautiful on earth, to ask the Lord for immortality in addition to it all. Quote Right
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Quote Left When books are burned in the end people will be burned too. Quote Right
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Quote Left Be entirely tolerant or not at all follow the good path or the evil one. To stand at the crossroads requires more strength than you possess. Quote Right
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Quote Left Be entirely tolerant or not at all; follow the good path or the evil one. To stand at the crossroads requires more strength than you possess. Quote Right
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Quote Left In politics, as in life, we must above all things wish only for the attainable. Quote Right
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