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Austrian Proverbs, Quotes and Sayings

Austrian Proverbs and Quotes

Austrian Proverbs

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“Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old.”

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“God gives the wheat. He doesn’t bake the bread.”

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“History is constantly teaching, but it does not find many pupils.”

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“Success has more than one father.”

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“Imitate the sundial’s ways, count only the pleasant days.”

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“History is constantly teaching, but it does not find many pupils.”

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“First bake the strudel, then sit down and ponder.”

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“A lazy man is the devil’s handyman.”

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“There’s only one pretty child in the world, and every mother has it.”

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“The hunt is like a dance for men; for the women, the dance is the hunt.”

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“The earth does not shake when the flea coughs.”

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“If you shoot your arrows at stones, you will damage them.”

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“What I do not know will not keep me warm.”

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“The situation is hopeless but not serious.”

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“Nothing ventured, nothing gained.”

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“If you owe 10,000 dollars, you are a customer of the bank. If you owe 100 million dollars, the bank is a customer of yours.”

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Quotes by Famous Austrians

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“The one thing you can’t take away from me is the way I choose to respond to what you do to me. The last of one’s freedoms is to choose one’s attitude in any given circumstance.”
– Viktor Frankl

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“What a distressing contrast there is between the radiant intelligence of the child and the feeble mentality of the average adult.”
– Sigmund Freud

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“Those who have a ‘why’ to live can bear with almost any ‘how.'”
– Viktor Frankl

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Quotes

“Music, even in situations of the greatest horror, should never be painful to the ear but should flatter and charm it, and thereby always remain music.”

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“One must not make oneself cheap here – that is a cardinal point – or else one is done. Whoever is most impertinent has the best chance.”

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“Neither a lofty degree of intelligence nor imagination nor both together go to the making of genius. Love, love, love that is the soul of genius.”

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“I pay no attention whatever to anybody’s praise or blame. I simply follow my own feelings.”

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“I thank my God for graciously granting me the opportunity of learning that death is the key which unlocks the door to our true happiness.”

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Viktor Frankl Quotes

“When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.”

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“Live as if you were living a second time, and as though you had acted wrongly the first time.”

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“Fear may come true that which one is afraid of.”

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“Between stimulus and response, there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.”

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“What is to give light must endure burning.”

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“I grasped the meaning of the greatest secret that human poetry and human thought and belief have to impart: The salvation of man is through love and in love.”

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“Challenging the meaning of life is the truest expression of the state of being human.”

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“Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms—to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.”

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“Between stimulus and response, there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.”

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“Evermore people today have the means to live, but no meaning to live for.”

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“I grasped the meaning of the greatest secret that human poetry and human thought and belief have to impart: The salvation of man is through love and in love.”

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“Each man is questioned by life, and he can only answer to life by answering for his own life; to life, he can only respond by being responsible.”

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Museums in Austria

A Tour of European Proverbs & Quotes

Famous Austrians

  • Franz Schubert
  • Franz Liszt
  • Arnold Schoenberg
  • Max Reinhardt
  • Georg Trakl
  • Ludwig Boltzmann
  • Arthur Schnitzler
  • Alfred Adler
  • Alfred Hermann Fried
  • Gustav Kafka
  • Sigmund Freud
  • Viktor Frankl
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Austria

  • Country:                      Republic of Austria
  • German:                      Republik Österreich
  • Capital:                        Vienna
  • Official languages:       German
  • Population:                  8.8 million

Austria

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“Love, love, love, that is the soul of genius.”
– Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

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Photo Credit: Barbara Krafft [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

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