A good man, through obscurest aspirations, Has still an instinct of the one true way. ~ FAUST
We are never deceived; we deceive ourselves.
I have learned much from disease which life could have never taught me anywhere else.
Everyone believes in his youth that the world really began with him, and that all merely exists for his sake.
A talent is formed in stillness, a character in the world's torrent.
A useless life is an early death. ~ IPHIGENIA IN TAURIS
It is the nature of grace always to fill spaces that have been empty.
He is happiest who finds peace in his home.
Hatred is active, and envy passive dislike; there is but one step from envy to hate.
And step by step, along the path of life, There's nothing true but Heaven.
Be generous with kindly words, especially about those who are absent.
Correction does much, but encouragement does more. Encouragement after censure is as the sun after a shower.
Let everyone sweep in front of his own door and the whole world will be clean.
Rest not! Life is sweeping by; go and dare before you die.
I am delighted that even at my great age ideas come to me, the pursuit of which would require another lifetime.
A teacher who can arouse a feeling for one single good action, for one single good poem, accomplishes more than he who fills our memory with rows and rows of natural objects, classified with name and form.
A word at the right time can work wonders for you and save the situation. With words, you can build a system. ~ FAUST
Accepting good advice means nothing other than to strengthen one’s own ability.
Age does not make us childish, as some say; it only finds us true children still.
Wine rejoices the heart of man and joy is the mother of all virtues.
Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though t'were his own.
Whatever you do, or dream you can do, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.