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Christoph Martin Wieland

Data de nascimento: 5. Setembro 1733
Data de falecimento: 20. Janeiro 1813
Outros nomes:Кристоф Мартин Виланд

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Christoph Martin Wieland foi um tradutor e poeta alemão do Iluminismo. Sua obra também possui características do classicismo e pré-romantismo.

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„Saddle the Hippogriffs, ye Muses nine,
And straight we'll ride to the land of old Romance.“

—  Christoph Martin Wieland
Oberon, Song 1, st. 1 (1780) http://www.archive.org/stream/oberon02187gut/7ober10.txt;translation from Frederick Metcalfe History of German Literature (London: Longman, Brown, Green, Longmans and Roberts, 1858) p. 109.

„And less is often more, as Lessing's Prince teaches us.“

—  Christoph Martin Wieland
"Neujahrswunsch", in Der Teutsche Merkur (January 1774) p. 4; translation from The Quote…Unquote Newsletter (October 1997) p. 3. The phrase "Less is more" was later used by Robert Browning, and by Mies van der Rohe.

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„An illusion which makes me happy is worth a verity which drags me to the ground.“

—  Christoph Martin Wieland
Idris, ein heroisch-comisches Gedicht, Song 3, line 79 (1768); translation from Harry T. Reis and Caryl E. Rusbult (eds.) Close Relationships (New York: Psychology Press, 2004) p. 321.

„To do nothing by halves is the way of noble spirits.“

—  Christoph Martin Wieland
Oberon, Song 5, st. 30 http://www.archive.org/stream/oberon02187gut/7ober10.txt;translation from A. B. Faust (ed.) Oberon (New York: F. S. Crofts, 1940) p. 326.

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