There is no surer method of evading the world than by following Art and no surer method of linking oneself to it than by Art.
Quote by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
Excellence is rarely found, more rarely valued.
If a man writes a book, let him set down only what he knows. I...
Wood burns because it has the proper stuff in it; and a man becomes famous...
Many people take no care of their money till they come nearly to the end...
Ignorant men raise questions that wise men answered a thousand years ago.
Where is the man who has the strength to be true, and to show himself...
A great revolution is never the fault of the people, but of the government.
We are shaped and fashioned by what we love.
Talent develops in tranquillity, character in the full current of human life.
The decline of literature indicates the decline of a nation.
A collection of anecdotes and maxims is the greatest of treasures for the man of...
Passions are vices or virtues to their highest powers.
Character is formed in the stormy billows of the world.
I will listen to anyone's convictions, but pray keep your doubts to yourself.
I'm an optimist by nature and a pessimist by experience.
Man is not born to solve the problems of the universe, but to find out...
Which is the best government? That which teaches us to govern ourselves.
Nothing is more terrible than to see ignorance in action.
In the realm of ideas everything depends on enthusiasm... in the real world all rests...
What life half gives a man, posterity gives entirely.