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Quotation by Friedrich Höderlin:

What has always made the state a hell on earth has been precisely that man has tried to make it his heaven.

Friedrich Höderlin     (more by this author)

1770-1843 (Age at death: 73 approx.)

Friedrich Höderlin was a major German lyric poet, commonly associated with the artistic movement known as Romanticism

Country: Germany

Type: Prose
Context: Unknown

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