When we treat man as he is, we make him worse than he is; when we treat him as if he already were what he potentially could be, we make him what he should be.
Tag: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it.
The intelligent man finds almost everything ridiculous, the sensible man hardly anything.
Only learn to seize good fortune, for good fortune is always here.
I respect the man who knows distinctly what he wishes. The greater part of all mischief in the world arises from the fact that men do not sufficiently understand their own aims. They have undertaken to build a tower, and spend no more labor on the foundation than would be
Everybody wants to be somebody; nobody wants to grow.
There is nothing more frightful than ignorance in action.
Talent develops in tranquillity, character in the full current of human life.