You must either conquer and rule or lose and serve, suffer or triumph, and be the anvil or the hammer.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)
Source: Der Gross-Cophta
Contributed by: Zaady
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.
He is dead in this world who has no belief in another.
In all things it is better to hope than to despair.
Each indecision brings its own delays and days are lost lamenting over lost days. . . . What you can do or think you can do, begin it. For boldness has magic, power, and genius in it.
One man's word is no man's word; we should quietly hear both sides.
Three things are to be looked to in a building: that it stand on the right spot; that it is securely founded; that it be successfully executed.
Source: Elective Affinities
Certain flaws are necessary for the whole. It would seem strange if old friends lacked certain quirks.
Mountains cannot be surmounted except by winding paths.
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