Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
When an idea is wanting, a word can always be found to take its place.
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I do not know myself, and God forbid that I should.
We are never deceived; we deceive ourselves.
If God had wanted me otherwise, He would have created me otherwise.
One ought, every day at least, to hear a little song, read a good poem, see a fine picture and, if possible, speak a few reasonable words.
Beware of dissipating your powers; strive constantly to concentrate them. Genius thinks it can do whatever it sees others doing, but is sure to repent of every ill-judged outlay.
There is nothing worse than aggressive stupidity.
When you take a man as he is, you make him worse. When you take a man as he can be, you make him better.
Treat a man as he appears to be, and you make him worse. But treat a man as if he were what he potentially could be, and you make him what he should be.
What you can do, or dream you can do, begin it; boldness has genius, power and magic in it.
The artist alone sees spirits. But after he has told of their appearing to him, everybody sees them
Parenting is one of the hardest jobs on earth.
Wealth is not without its advantages and the case to the contrary, although it has often been made, has never proved widely persuasive.
Old hands soil, it seems, whatever they caress, but they too have their beauty when they are joined in prayer. Young hands were made for caresses and the sheathing of love. It is a pity to make them join too soon.
He who keeps his cool best wins.
All men are equal before fish.
Speak the truth, do not yield to anger give, if thou art asked for little by these three steps thou wilt go near the gods.
No work or love will flourish out of guilt, fear, or hollowness of heart, just as no valid plans for the future can be made by those who have no capacity for living now.
There is nothing that so much gratifies an ill tongue as when it finds an angry heart.
Studies perfect nature and are perfected still by experience.
The result justifies the deed.