Reason can never be popular. Passions and feelings may become popular, but reason will always remain the sole property of a few eminent individuals.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)
Contributed by: Zaady
The close and thoughtful observer more and more learns to recognize his limitations. He realizes that with the steady growth of knowledge more and more new problems keep on emerging.
If you treat an individual as he is, he will remain as he is. But if you treat him as if he were what he ought to be and could be, he will become what he ought to be and could be.
Since I have heard often enough that everyone in the end has his own religion, nothing seemed more natural to me than to fashion my own.
One is never satisfied with a portrait of a person that one knows.
Source: Elective Affinities
Every man has enough power left to carry out that of which he is convinced.
Passions are vices or virtues to their highest powers.
There is no patriotic art and no patriotic science
Over all the mountain tops is peace.
Source: Wanderers Nachtlied
He is the happiest, be he king or peasant, who finds peace in his home.
Source: Albert W. Daw Collection
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