Monday, May 15, 2017

Goethe Quotes

“If you treat an individual as he is, he will remain how he is. But if you treat him as if he were what he ought to be and could be, he will become what he ought to be and could be.” 

  “A man should hear a little music, read a little poetry, and see a fine picture every day of his life, in order that worldly cares may not obliterate the sense of the beautiful which God has implanted in the human soul.” 

“I have possessed that heart, that noble soul, in whose presence I seemed to be more than I really was, because I was all that I could be.”

“As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live.” 

“We do not have to visit a madhouse to find disordered minds; our planet is the mental institution of the universe.” 

“If I love you, what business is it of yours?” 

“You can easily judge the character of a man by how he treats those who can do nothing for him.” 

“There is nothing more frightful than ignorance in action.” 

“A man sees in the world what he carries in his heart.” 

“To think is easy. To act is hard. But the hardest thing in the world is to act in accordance with your thinking.” 

“If you've never eaten while crying you don't know what life tastes like.”

“Nothing shows a man's character more than what he laughs at.” 

“A person hears only what they understand.” 

“Magic is believing in yourself, if you can do that, you can make anything happen.” 

“Life belongs to the living, and he who lives must be prepared for changes.” 

“We are shaped and fashioned by what we love.” 

“The greatest thing in this world is not so much where we stand as in what direction we are moving.” 

“This is the true measure of love: when we believe that we alone can love, that no one could ever have loved so before us, and that no one will ever love in the same way after us.” 

“Talent develops in solitude, character develops in the stream of life.” 

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