Friedrich Schiller

Majestas Populi

Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller was a German poet philosopher historian and playwright During the last seventeen years of his life Schiller struck up a productive if complicated friendship with already famous and influential Johann Wolfgang Goethe with whom he frequently discussed issues co…

Majesty of the nature of man! In crowds shall I seek thee?
  'Tis with only a few that thou hast made thine abode.
  Only a few ever count; the rest are but blanks of no value,
  And the prizes are hid 'neath the vain stir that they make.