IdleHearts / Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Magic is believing in yourself. If you can do that, you can make anything happen.
A great person attracts great people and knows how to hold them together.
Many people take no care of their money till they come nearly to the end of it, and others do just the same with their time.
One must ask children and birds how cherries and strawberries taste.
Love and desire are the spirit’s wings to great deeds.
All intelligent thoughts have already been thought; what is necessary is only to try to think them again.
Trust yourself, then you will know how to live.
Ignorant men raise questions that wise men answered a thousand years ago.
Wisdom is found only in truth.
Love does not dominate; it cultivates.
The person born with a talent they are meant to use will find their greatest happiness in using it.
To rule is easy, to govern difficult.
A clever man commits no minor blunders.
A correct answer is like an affectionate kiss.
A creation of importance can only be produced when its author isolates himself, it is a child of solitude.
A man’s manners are a mirror in which he shows his portrait.
A noble person attracts noble people, and knows how to hold on to them.
A person hears only what they understand.
A person places themselves on a level with the ones they praise.
A really great talent finds its happiness in execution.
All theory, dear friend, is gray, but the golden tree of life springs ever green.
All things are only transitory.
An unused life is an early death.
As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live.
Be above it! Make the world serve your purpose, but do not serve it.
Be generous with kindly words, especially about those who are absent.