No one would talk much in society, if he knew how often he misunderstands others.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)
Contributed by: Zaady
Beware of dissipating your powers; strive constantly to concentrate them. Genius thinks it can do whatever it sees others doing, but it is sure to repent of every ill-judged outlay.
You must either conquer and rule or lose and serve, suffer or triumph, and be the anvil or the hammer.
Source: Der Gross-Cophta
Where there is much light, the shadow is deep.
Correction does much, but encouragement does more. Encouragement after censure is as the sun after a shower.
Character develops itself in the stream of life.
Genius develops in quiet places, Character out in the full current of human life.
Talent is nurtured in solitude; character is formed in the stormy billows of the world.
We are shaped and fashioned by what we love.
Men show their character in nothing more clearly than by what they think laughable.
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