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Hans Christian Andersen

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Biography - Hans Christian Andersen:

Danish author.
Born: 1805 - Died: 1875
19th century
Place of birth: Denmark

"Just living is not enough," said the butterfly, "one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower."

"Just living is not enough," said the butterfly, "one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower."

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(French, German)

« Ce n'est pas tout de vivre » dit le Papillon, « encore faut-il la liberté, un rayon de soleil et une petite fleur. »

„Leben ist nicht genug", sagte der Schmetterling. „Sonnenschein, Freiheit und eine kleine Blume muss man auch haben."

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Very little is needed to make a happy life.

Quotes for: to live


Quotes for: to live

True knowledge lies in knowing how to live.

A person who thinks all the time has nothing to think about except thoughts. So he loses touch with reality, and lives in a world of illusion.

To live means to love, but above all, to love life.

My trade and art is to live.

You can't live at all, unless you can live fully now.

To live without philosophizing is properly to have one's eyes closed and never attempt to open them.

Quotes for: freedom


Quotes about freedom:

This is the highest wisdom that I own; freedom and life are earned by those alone who conquer them each day anew.

Forgiveness is the key to action and freedom.

People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.

Article I – Men are born and remain free and equal in rights. Social distinctions can be founded only on the common good.

Article IV – Liberty consists of doing anything which does not harm others: thus, the exercise of the natural rights of each man has only those borders which assure other members of the society the enjoyment of these same rights. These borders can be determined only by the law.

There is no easy walk to freedom anywhere.

Quotes for: flower


Quotes for: flower

I perhaps owe having become a painter to flowers.

Every flower is a soul blossoming in nature.

Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead.

Earth laughs in flowers.

Here are fruits, flowers, leaves and branches,
And here is my heart which beats only for you.

Flowers are the beautiful words and hieroglyphics of Nature, by which she indicates how much she loves us.


Hans Christian Andersen also said...

“But he has nothing on at all,” said a little child at last.

Life is the most wonderful fairy tale.

Where words fail, music speaks.

The world is not so bad after all, if you know how to take things as they come.

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