Destiny grants us our wishes, but in its own way, in order to give us something beyond our wishes.
Quote by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
We are never deceived; we deceive ourselves.
To the person with a firm purpose all men and things are servants.
The people who are absent are the ideal; those who are present seem to be...
It is in self-imitation that a master first shows himself.
Everybody wants to be somebody; nobody wants to grow.
I can tell you, honest friend, what to believe: believe life; it teaches better than...
The child, offered the mother's breast, Will not in the beginning grab it; But soon...
We are shaped and fashioned by what we love.
Passions are vices or virtues to their highest powers.
The phrases men are accustomed to repeat incessantly, end by becoming convictions and ossify the...
Plunge boldly into the thick of life, and seize it where you will, it is...
For the nature of women is closely allied to art.
The deed is everything, the glory is naught.
I never knew a more presumptuous person than myself. The fact that I say that...
The destiny of any nation at any given time depends on the opinions of its...
The human mind will not be confined to any limits.
Nature has neither kernel nor shell; she is everything at once
Magic is believing in yourself, if you can do that, you can make anything happen.
The magician and the politician have much in common: they both have to draw our...
Books are a uniquely portable magic.