Just trust yourself, then you will know how to live.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
Divide and rule, the politician cries; unite and lead, is watchword of the wise.
We are never deceived; we deceive ourselves.
Correction does much, but encouragement does more.
Character develops itself in the stream of life.
The human race is a monotonous affair. Most people spend the greatest part of their time working in order to live, and what little freedom remains so fills them with fear that they seek out any and every means to be rid of it.
Whatever you think you can do or believe you can do, begin it. Action has magic, grace and power in it.
I love those who yearn for the impossible.
Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.
Every reader, if he has a strong mind, reads himself into the book, and amalgamates his thoughts with those of the author
No one would talk much in society, if he knew how often he misunderstands others.
Nothing hurts a new truth more than an old error.
If you wish to know the mind of a man, listen to his words.
Each has his own happiness in his hands, as the artist handles the rude clay he seeks to reshape it into a figure; yet it is the same with this art as with all others: only the capacity for it is innate; the art itself must be learned and painstaking
Talent develops in tranquillity, character in the full current of human life.
The decline of literature indicates the decline of a nation.
As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live.
All the knowledge I possess everyone else can acquire, but my heart is all my own.
The way you see people is the way you treat them and the way you treat them is what they become.
Destiny grants us our wishes, but in its own way, in order to give us something beyond our wishes.
Behavior is a mirror in which every one displays his own image.
The man who acts never has any conscience; no one has any conscience but the man who thinks
By nature we have no defect that could not become a strength, no strength that could not become a defect.
Whoever wishes to keep a secret must hide the fact that he possesses one.
Man can only endure a certain degree of unhappiness; what is beyond that either annihilates him or passes by him and leaves him apathetic
When a human awakens to a great dream and throws the full force of his soul over it, all the universe conspires in your favor.
Those who hope for no other life are dead even for this
It is not doing the things we like to do, liking the thing we have to do that makes life blessed.
Thinking is easy, acting is difficult, and to put one's thoughts into action is the most difficult thing in the world.
A man's manners are a mirror in which he shows his portrait.
Judge a man's character by what he finds ridiculous.
Nothing is more damaging to a new truth than an old error.
It is easier to perceive error than to find truth, for the former lies on the surface and is easily seen, while the latter lies in the depth, where few are willing to search for it.
If a man writes a book, let him set down only what he knows. I have guesses enough of my own.
The best slave is the one who thinks he is free.
Nothing shows a man's character more than what he laughs at.
Superstition is the poetry of life.
He who possesses art and science has religion; he who does not possess them, needs religion.
The artist alone sees spirits. But after he has told of their appearing to him, everybody sees them.
Nature has neither kernel nor shell; she is everything at once.