Friedrich SchillerFriedrich Schiller, [Johann Christoph Friedrich (von) Schiller] (1759-1805) German poet, philosopher, physician, historian, and playwright

Friedrich Schiller Quote

“No, there is a limit to the tyrant's power!
When the oppressed man finds no justice,
When the burden grows unbearable, he appeals
With fearless heart to Heaven,
And thence brings down his everlasting rights,
Which there abide, inalienably his,
And indestructible as stars themselves.
The primal state of nature reappears,
Wherein man confronts his fellow man;
And if all other means shall fail his need,
One last resort remains—his own good sword.
The dearest of our goods we may defend From violence.
We stand before our country,
We stand before our wives, before our children!

Friedrich SchillerFriedrich Schiller
~ Friedrich Schiller

from the drama Wilhelm Tell, 1804

Ratings and Comments

Mike, Norwalk

We hold this truth to be self evident. "all Experience hath shewn, that Mankind are more disposed to suffer, while Evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the Forms to which they are accustomed." (Declaration of Independence)

E Archer, NYC

Amen! Take your stand and let the chips land where they may.


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