He is the happiest, be he king or peasant, who finds peace in his home
Quote by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
I'm an optimist by nature and a pessimist by experience.
What is important in life is life, and not the result of life.
Mysteries are not necessarily miracles.
Thinking is more interesting than knowing, but less interesting than looking
If a man writes a book, let him set down only what he knows. I...
Which is the best government? That which teaches us to govern ourselves.
We can really respect a man only if he doesn't always look out for himself
In art the best is good enough.
How shall we learn to know ourselves? By reflection? Never; but only through action. Strive...
It is in self-imitation that a master first shows himself.
Don't say that you want to give, but go ahead and give! You'll never catch...
Nothing is more terrible than to see ignorance in action.
The soul that sees beauty may sometimes walk alone.
The decline of literature indicates the decline of a nation.
It is not doing the thing we like to do, but liking the thing we...
Science and art belong to the whole world, and before them vanish the barriers of...
Whatever you think you can do or believe you can do, begin it. Action has...
Nothing hurts a new truth more than an old error
A subtle thought that is in error may yet give rise to fruitful inquiry that...
Great feelings will often take the aspect of error, and great faith the aspect of...
In everything truth surpasses the imitation and copy.