Hope is the second soul of the unhappy.

-Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

To have more, you must first be more.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
The worst is that the very hardest thinking will not bring thoughts. They must come like good children of God and cry, "Here we are." You expend effort and energy thinking hard. Then, after you have given up, they come sauntering in with their hands in their pockets. If the effort had not been made to open the door, however, who knows when they could have come.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

All men would be masters of others, and no man is lord of himself.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
A distracted existence leads us to no goal
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The deepest, the only theme of human history, compared to which all others are of subordinate importance, is the conflict of skepticism with faith.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Wer fremde Sprachen nicht kennt, weiss nichts von seiner eigenen.He who is ignorant of foreign languages, knows not his own.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Superstition is the poetry of life.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Yet he who grasps the moment's gift, He is the proper man.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The people who are absent are the ideal; those who are present seem to be quite commonplace. Johann Wolfgang von Goeth

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Passions are defects or virtues in the highest power.