When we treat man as he is, we make him worse than he is; when we treat him as if he already were what he potentially could be, we make him what he should be.
Quote by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
Everything great and intelligent is in the minority
I think that I am better than the people who are trying to reform me.
No one would talk much in society if they knew how often they misunderstood others.
The most happy man is he who knows how to bring into relation the end...
This is the true measure of love: When we believe that we alone can love,...
The deed is everything, the glory is naught.
Only by joy and sorrow does a person know anything about themselves and their destiny....
People may live as much retired from the world as they like, but sooner or...
We are never further from what we wish than when we believe that we have...
None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free.
Who is the wisest man? He who neither knows or wishes for anything else than...
Kindness is the golden chain by which society is bound together
To rule is easy, to govern difficult.
Every day we should hear at least one little song, read one good poem, see...
Thinking is easy, acting is difficult, and to put one's thoughts into action is the...
The mediator of the inexpressible is the work of art.
I do not know myself, and God forbid that I should.
Rest not. Life is sweeping by; go and dare before you die. Something mighty and...
The only thing constant in life is change.
It's life, isn't it? You plow ahead and make a hit. And you plow on...