willkommen-in-germany: “Ein Kluger bemerkt alles, ein Dummer macht über alles eine Bemerkung.” —…

willkommen-in-germany:

“Ein Kluger bemerkt alles, ein Dummer macht über alles eine Bemerkung.”

— Heinrich Heine (1797-1856) was a German poet, journalist, essayist, and literary critic. He’s well-known internationally for his early lyric poetry, set to music by composers such as Robert Schumann and Franz Schubert. His later verse and prose are distinguished by their satirical wit and irony. He is considered part of the Junges Deutschland (Young Germany) movement. His radical political views led to many of his works being banned by authorities. He spent the last 25 years of his life as an expatriate in Paris. (via willkommen-in-germany)