Poet: Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller
Dates: 10 November 1759 – 9 May 1805
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.