All theory, dear friend, is gray, but the golden tree of life springs ever green.
Category Archive: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Character, in great and little things, means carrying through what you feel able to do.
Correction does much, but encouragement does more.
Nothing shows a man’s character more than what he laughs at.
Being brilliant is no great feat if you respect nothing.
Doubt grows with knowledge.
An unused life is an early death.
That I be not as those are who spend the day in complaining of headache and the night in drinking the wine which gives the headache!
For just when ideas fail, a word comes in to save the situation.
Beauty is a manifestation of secret natural laws, which otherwise would have been hidden from us forever.