Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
(1749-1832) German Poet, Dramatist, Novelist
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Destiny grants us our wishes, but in its own way, in order to give us something beyond our wishes.
A clever man commits no minor blunders.
Fools and sensible men are equally innocuous. It is in the half fools and the half wise that the danger lies.
If something really belongs to you, you cannot lose it even if you throw it away.
It's not where we stand but in what direction we are moving.
Knowing is not enough; We must Apply. Willing is not enough; We must Do.
Life belongs to the living, and he who lives must be prepared for changes.
Napoleon affords us an example of the danger of elevating one's self to the absolute, and sacrificing everything to the carrying out of an idea.
One never goes so far as when one does not know where one is going.
Thought expands, but paralyzes; action animates, but narrows.
We are never deceived; we deceive ourselves.
We are shaped and fashioned by what we Love.
Whoever, in middle age, attempts to realize the wishes and hopes of his early youth, invariably deceives himself. Each ten years of a man's life has its own fortunes, its own hopes, its own desires.