Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Quotes
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We are so constituted that we believe the most incredible things; and, once they are engraved upon the memory, woe to him who would endeavor to erase them.
I hate all bungling like sin, but most of all bungling in state affairs, which produces nothing but mischief to thousands and millions.
Everything which is properly business we must keep carefully separate from life. Business requires earnestness and method; life must have a freer handling.
Try novelties for salesman's bait, For novelty wins everyone.
Genius is formed in quiet, character in the stream of human life.
Everything we do has a result. But that which is right and prudent does not always lead to good, nor the contrary to what is bad.
There is a courtesy of the heart. It is akin to love. Out of it arises the purest courtesy in the outward behavior.
In comradeship is danger countered best.
We are never further from our wishes than when we imagine that we possess what we have desired.
The flowers of life are but illusions. How many fade away and leave no trace; how few yield any fruit; and the fruit itself, how rarely does it ripen!
Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.
Things don't change. You change your way of looking, that's all.
Never put off until tomorrow what you can do the day after tomorrow.
Your friend is the man who knows all about you, and still likes you.
A relationship is what happens between two people who are waiting for something better to come along.