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Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller

Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller

 

Poet: Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller

Dates: 10 November 1759 – 9 May 1805

Nationality: German

Title of Poem: Beauteous Individuality

Thou in truth shouldst be one, yet not with the whole shouldst thou be so.
‘Tis through the reason thou’rt one,–art so with it through the heart.
Voice of the whole is thy reason, but thou thine own heart must be ever;
If in thy heart reason dwells evermore, happy art thou.

 

Brief Biography: Schiller was a poet, philosopher, historian and playwright. He formed a friendship with Goethe leading to what is known as Weimar Classicism.

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