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Rahel Varnhagen

  • ... a mother is God's deputy on earth.

    • Rahel Varnhagen,
    • in Ellen Key, Rahel Varnhagen: A Portrait ()
  • What am I doing? Nothing. I am letting life rain upon me.

    • Rahel Varnhagen,
    • 1810, in Hannah Arendt, Rahel Varnhagen ()
  • Everyone has a Destiny who knows what kind of destiny he has.

    • Rahel Varnhagen,
    • 1810, in Hannah Arendt, Rahel Varnhagen ()
  • You are never really with a person unless you are alone with him.

    • Rahel Varnhagen,
    • 1791, in Hannah Arendt, Rahel Varnhagen ()
  • Hope for forces which you do not yet have. That is what is most impossible, and nevertheless possible.

    • Rahel Varnhagen,
    • letter (1805), in Hannah Arendt, Rahel Varnhagen ()
  • Every thought of God is prayer.

    • Rahel Varnhagen

Rahel Varnhagen, German letterwriter

(1771 - 1833)

Full name Rahel Levin Varnhagen.