Beauty is a primeval phenomenon, which itself never makes its appearance, but the reflection of which is visible in a thousand different utterances of the creative mind, and is as various as nature herself.
Quote by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
In the end we are all separate: our stories, no matter how similar, come to...
We don't get to know people when they come to us; we must go to...
Wood burns because it has the proper stuff in it; and a man becomes famous...
To know someone here or there with whom you can feel there is understanding in...
Genius does what it must, and talent does what it can.
Death is a commingling of eternity with time; in the death of a good man,...
A really great talent finds its happiness in execution.
One is led astray alike by sympathy and coldness, by praise and by blame
Life belongs to the living, and he who lives must be prepared for changes.
There is nothing in the world more shameful than establishing one's self on lies and...
First and last, what is demanded of genius is love of truth.
This is the true measure of love: When we believe that we alone can love,...
Thinking is more interesting than knowing, but less interesting than looking.
There is nothing more frightful than ignorance in action.
Since I have heard often enough that everyone in the end has his own religion,...
Where there are no women there are no good manners
Being brilliant is no great feat if you respect nothing.
Ignorant men raise questions that wise men answered a thousand years ago.
Deeply earnest and thoughtful people stand on shaky footing with the public.
Everything in the world may be endured except continual prosperity.