Let everyone sweep in front of his own door,and the whole world will be clean.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)
Contributed by: Zaady
A talent is formed in stillness, a character in the world's torrent.
A purpose you impart is no longer your own.
Be above it! Make the world serve your purpose, but do not serve it.
All intelligent thoughts have already been thought; what is necessary is only to try to think them again.
Anecdotes and maxims are rich treasures to the man of the world, for he knows how to introduce the former at fit place in conversation.
Reason can never be popular. Passions and feelings may become popular, but reason will always remain the sole property of a few eminent individuals.
The close and thoughtful observer more and more learns to recognize his limitations. He realizes that with the steady growth of knowledge more and more new problems keep on emerging.
If you treat an individual as he is, he will remain 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.
Since I have heard often enough that everyone in the end has his own religion, nothing seemed more natural to me than to fashion my own.
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