You'll never attain it unless you know the feeling.
Win for yourself that which your fathers have won.
I laugh at my heart, and do its will
Here too itâ€™s masquerade, I find: As everywhere, the dance of mind. I grasped a lovely masked procession, And caught things from a horror showâ€¦ Iâ€™d gladly settle for a false impression, If it would last a little longer, though.
There are people who make no mistakes because they never wish to do anything worth doing.
Shakespeare is dangerous to young poets; they cannot but reproduce him, while they fancy that they produce themselves.
What in us the women leave uncultivated, children cultivate when we retain them near us.
If children grew up according to early indications, we should have nothing but geniuses.
Be generous with kindly words, especially about those who are absent.
Thinking is more interesting than knowing, but less interesting than looking.
He who does not know foreign languages does not know anything about his own.
Let mental culture go on advancing, let the natural sciences progress in even greater extent and depth, and the human mind widen itself as much as it desires: beyond the elevation and moral culture of Christianity, as it shines forth in the Gospels, it will not go.
I wish the stage were as narrow as the wire of a tighrope dancer so that no incompetent would dare step upon it.
Only law can give us freedom.
No man learns to know his inmost nature by introspection, for he rates himself sometimes too low, and often too high, by his own measurement. Man knows himself only by comparing himself with other men; it is life that touches his genuine worth.
A judge who cannot punish, in the end associates themselves with the criminal.
The real scholar learns how to evolve the unknown from the known, and draws near the master.
One criticizes the English for carrying their teapots wherever they go, even lugging them up Mount Etna. But doesn't every nationhave its teapot, in which, even when traveling, it brews the dried bundles of herbs brought from home?
The misfortune in the state is, that nobody can enjoy life in peace, but that everybody must govern; and in art, that nobody will enjoy what has been produced, but that every one wants to reproduce on his own account.
Every person above the ordinary has a certain mission that they are called to fulfill. Johann Wolfgang von Goeth
As long as you are not aware of the continual law of Die and Be Again, you are merely a vague guest on a dark Earth.
When intelligent and sensible people despise knowledge in their old age, it is only because they have asked too much of it and of themselves.
Even though the world as a whole progresses, youth must always start again from the beginning, and as individuals go through the epochs of the world's culture.
Divide and command, a wise maxim; Unite and guide, a better.
The iron hand of necessity commands, and her stern decree is supreme law, to which the gods even must submit. In deep silence rules the uncounselled sister of eternal fate. Whatever she lays upon thee, endure; perform whatever she commands.
No one is willing to believe that adults too, like children, wander about this earth in a daze and, like children, do not know where they come from or where they are going, act as rarely as they do according to genuine motives, and are as thoroughly governed as they are by biscuits and cake and the
Every second is of infinite value.
I always seek the good that is in people and leave the bad to Him who made mankind and knows how to round off the corners.
â€ŽIt has ever been my fate to give pain to those whose happiness I should have promoted.
Time is my estate: to Time I'm heir.