Talents are best nurtured in solitude, but character is best formed in the stormy billows of the world
Quote by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
The world is so empty if one thinks only of mountains, rivers and cities; but...
Those who know nothing of foreign languages know nothing of their own.
Everybody wants to be somebody; nobody wants to grow.
This is the true measure of love: When we believe that we alone can love,...
There is no better deliverance from the world than through art; and a man can...
What life half gives a man, posterity gives entirely.
He who possesses art and science has religion; he who does not possess them, needs...
The phrases men are accustomed to repeat incessantly, end by becoming convictions and ossify the...
The artist alone sees spirits. But after he has told of their appearing to him,...
This is the highest wisdom that I own; freedom and life are earned by those...
If God had wanted me otherwise, He would have created me otherwise.
Every spoken word arouses our self-will.
Nature has neither kernel nor shell; she is everything at once
Please send me your last pair of shoes, worn out with dancing as you mentioned...
I do not know myself and God forbid that I should
We are never further from what we wish than when we believe that we have...
If your treat an individual... as if he were what he ought to be and...
To the person with a firm purpose all men and things are servants.
What is my life if I am no longer useful to others.
Be above it! Make the world serve your purpose, but do not serve it.