None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)
Contributed by: Zaady
Fools and wise men are equally harmless. It is the half-fools and half-wise that are dangerous.
If a good person does you wrong, act as though you had not noticed it. They will make note of this and not remain in your debt long.
A great deal of talent is lost to the world for want of a little courage. Every day sends to their graves obscure men whom timidity prevented from making a first effort.
Enjoy what thou has inherited from thy sires if thou wouldn't really possess it. What we employ and use is never an oppressive burden; what the moment brings forth, that only can it profit by.
He who enjoys doing and enjoys what he has done is happy.
If you treat an individual as he is, he will stay 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.
Every situation, every moment - is of infinite worth; for it is the representative of a whole eternity.
One ought, everyday at least, to hear a little song, read a good poem, see a fine picture, and, if it were possible, to speak a few reasonable words.
Source: Wilhelm Meister’s Apprenticeship
Excellence is rarely found, more rarely valued.
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