Talent is nurtured in solitude; character is formed in the stormy billows of the world.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)
Contributed by: Zaady
We are shaped and fashioned by what we love.
Men show their character in nothing more clearly than by what they think laughable.
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.
Human beings, by change, renew, rejuvenate ourselves; otherwise we harden.
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