There would be far less suffering in the world if human beings-God knows why they are made like this-did not use their imaginations so busily in recalling the memories of past misfortunes, instead of trying to bear an indifferent present.
Quote by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
If a man writes a book, let him set down only what he knows. I...
Common sense is the genius of humanity.
For the nature of women is closely allied to art
Being brilliant is no great feat if you respect nothing.
It is after all the greatest art to limit and isolate oneself.
In the end we are all separate: our stories, no matter how similar, come to...
If you have any faith, give me, for heaven's sake, a share of it! Your...
In the realm of ideas everything depends on enthusiasm... in the real world all rests...
It is in self-limitation that a master first shows himself.
The people who are absent are the ideal; those who are present seem to be...
Everybody wants to be somebody; nobody wants to grow.
We know accurately only when we know little, with knowledge doubt increases.
All things are only transitory.
It is the strange fate of man, that even in the greatest of evils the...
Be above it! Make the world serve your purpose, but do not serve it.
A clever man commits no minor blunders.
Magic is believing in yourself, if you can do that, you can make anything happen.
The decline of literature indicates the decline of a nation.
The one and only substitute for experience which we have not ourselves had is art,...
Literature is the orchestration of platitudes.
As states subsist in part by keeping their weaknesses from being known, so is it...