Christian Friedrich Hebbel

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Friedrich Hebbel (1851)

Christian Friedrich Hebbel (18 March 1813 – 13 December 1863) was a German poet and dramatist.


  • Was du teurer bezahlst, die Lüge oder die Wahrheit?
    Jene kostet dein Ich, diese doch höchstens dein Glück
    • Which do you pay dearer for, lies or the truth?
      The former costs you yourself, the latter at most your happiness.
      • "Epigrams" in Sämtliche Werke, volume 6, page 365

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