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
The unnatural, that too is natural.
The decline of literature indicates the decline of a nation.
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The first and last thing required of genius is the love of truth.
I can tell you, honest friend, what to believe: believe life; it teaches better than...
It is after all the greatest art to limit and isolate oneself.
Whoever wishes to keep a secret must hide the fact that he possesses one.
The phrases men are accustomed to repeat incessantly, end by becoming convictions and ossify the...
A correct answer is like an affectionate kiss.
One cannot develop taste from what is of average quality but only from the very...
A man's manners are a mirror in which he shows his portrait.
What is my life if I am no longer useful to others.
The man with insight enough to admit his limitations comes nearest to perfection.
There is a courtesy of the heart; it is allied to love. From its springs...
He is the happiest, be he king or peasant, who finds peace in his home
A person hears only what they understand.
Sowing is not as difficult as reaping.
The best government is that which teaches us to govern ourselves.
He who does not think much of himself is much more esteemed than he imagines.