We lay aside letters never to read them again, and at last we destroy them out of discretion, and so disappears the most beautiful, the most immediate breath of life, irrecoverable for ourselves and for others.
Quote by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
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Talk well of the absent whenever you have the opportunity.
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Which is the best government? That which teaches us to govern ourselves
We are never deceived; we deceive ourselves.
The soul that sees beauty may sometimes walk alone.
Personality is everything in art and poetry.
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We must always change, renew, rejuvenate ourselves; otherwise we harden
In all things it is better to hope than to despair
A great revolution is never the fault of the people, but of the government.
Plunge boldly into the thick of life, and seize it where you will, it is...
Retirement: When you quit working just before your heart does
The day is committed to error and floundering; success and achievement are matters of long...
It's when you cry just a little, but you laugh in the middle that you've...
Success is the sole earthly judge of right and wrong.