Commonplaceness, the surrender to the average, that good which is not bad but still the enemy of the best - That is our besetting danger.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)
Contributed by: Zaady
No one would talk much in society, if he knew how often he misunderstands others.
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.
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