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
The child, offered the mother's breast, Will not in the beginning grab it; But soon...
There is nothing in which people more betray their character than in what they laugh...
We can really respect a man only if he doesn't always look out for himself
Rest not. Life is sweeping by; go and dare before you die. Something mighty and...
The most happy man is he who knows how to bring into relation the end...
Girls we love for what they are; young men for what they promise to be.
On all the peaks lies peace.
Piety is not a goal but a means to attain through the purest peace of...
We lay aside letters never to read them again, and at last we destroy them...
Thinking is more interesting than knowing, but less interesting than looking.
Nature alone is illimitably rich, and nature alone forms the great artist.
The best government is that which teaches us to govern ourselves.
There is no patriotic art and no patriotic science
Everybody wants to be somebody; nobody wants to grow.
There is no surer method of evading the world than by following Art and no...
Mysteries are not necessarily miracles.
Whoever wishes to keep a secret must hide the fact that he possesses one.
The connoisseur of art must be able to appreciate what is simply beautiful, but the...
What distinguishes a great artist from a weak one is first their sensibility and tenderness;...
The proper school to learn art is not life but art
Women love the lie that saves their pride, but never an unflattering truth