The public wishes itself to be managed like a woman; one must say nothing to it except what it likes to hear.
Quote by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
One is led astray alike by sympathy and coldness, by praise and by blame
It is the strange fate of man, that even in the greatest of evils the...
A person places themselves on a level with the ones they praise.
Self-knowledge comes from knowing other men.
It is better to be deceived by one's friends than to deceive them.
To rule is easy, to govern difficult.
We don't get to know people when they come to us; we must go to...
The deed is everything, the glory is naught.
A correct answer is like an affectionate kiss.
The man who occupies the first place seldom plays the principal part.
The highest problem of every art is, by means of appearances, to produce the illusion...
All intelligent thoughts have already been thought; what is necessary is only to try to...
Daring ideas are like chessmen moved forward; they may be beaten, but they may start...
Science arose from poetry... when times change the two can meet again on a higher...
Superstition is the poetry of life.
Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.
A noble person attracts noble people, and knows how to hold on to them.
We are never deceived; we deceive ourselves.
Talk well of the absent whenever you have the opportunity.
Nature alone is illimitably rich, and nature alone forms the great artist.