Not bad for a romantic writer of the early 1800s (Johann Paul Friedrich Richter, aka Jean Paul). Other quotes:
Joy is inexhaustible, unlike seriousness.
Music is the moonlight in the gloomy night of life.
Many young people get worked up about opinions that they will share in twenty years.
Too much trust is a foolishness, too much distrust a tragedy.
A man never describes his own character so clearly as when he describes another.
We learn our virtues from our friends who love us; our faults from the enemy who hates us. We cannot easily discover our real character from a friend. He is a mirror, on which the warmth of our breath impedes the clearness of the reflection.
What a father says to his children is not heard by the world, but it will be heard by posterity.