Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though t'were his own.
Quote by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
An unused life is an early death.
How shall we learn to know ourselves? By reflection? Never; but only through action. Strive...
In the realm of ideas everything depends on enthusiasm... in the real world all rests...
Every author in some way portrays himself in his works, even if it be against...
In all things it is better to hope than to despair
If you start to think of your physical and moral condition, you usually find that...
If a man writes a book, let him set down only what he knows. I...
The artist alone sees spirits. But after he has told of their appearing to him,...
A man should hear a little music, read a little poetry, and see a fine...
Those who know nothing of foreign languages know nothing of their own.
Doubt grows with knowledge.
When ideas fail, words come in very handy.
Personality is everything in art and poetry.
Nothing is more fearful than imagination without taste.
Life belongs to the living, and he who lives must be prepared for changes.
Nothing is more revolting than the majority; for it consists of few vigorous predecessors, of...
The public wishes itself to be managed like a woman; one must say nothing to...
Ignorant men raise questions that wise men answered a thousand years ago.
No one has ever learned fully to know themselves.
The coward only threatens when he is safe.