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Summary

Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe was a famous Writer from Germany, who lived between August 28, 1749 and March 22, 1832. He became 82 years old.

Biography

Goethe was born in Frankfurt am Main. His father, Johann Caspar Goethe, was a prominent and wealthy lawyer, who personally supervised his son's early education. The young Goethe studied at the universities of Leipzig and Strasbourg, and began practicing as a lawyer in 1772 in Wetzlar. At the invitation of Karl August, Duke of Saxe-Weimar, he moved to Weimar in 1775, where he held several political offices and was Duke's top adviser. From 1786 to 1788 he traveled in Italy, and was head of the Duke all the theater in Weimar. He participated in the war against France and started a friendship with Friedrich Schiller, which lasted until his death in 1805. In 1806 he married Christiane Vulpius. From about 1794 he devoted himself mainly to literature, and after a very long and productive life, he died in Weimar.

Zodiac etc.

He is born under the zodiac virgo, who is known for Analyzing, Practical, Reflective, Observation, Thoughtful. Our collection contains 156 quotes who is written / told by Johann, under the main topics: Happiness, Art, Beauty, Intelligence, Leadership.

Related authors: Johann Gottfried von Herder, Friedrich Schiller

Source / external links:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johann_Wolfgang_Von_Goethe

Famous quotes by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (156)


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"Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own"
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"Love does not dominate; it cultivates"
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"One must ask children and birds how cherries and strawberries taste"
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"What chance gathers she easily scatters. A great person attracts great people and knows how to hold them together"
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"Personality is everything in art and poetry"
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"Beauty is everywhere a welcome guest"
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"Beauty is a manifestation of secret natural laws, which otherwise would have been hidden from us forever"
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"All intelligent thoughts have already been thought; what is necessary is only to try to think them again"
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"Where is the man who has the strength to be true, and to show himself as he is?"
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"We are never further from what we wish than when we believe that we have what we wished for"
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"Trust yourself, then you will know how to live"
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"There is a courtesy of the heart; it is allied to love. From its springs the purest courtesy in the outward behavior"
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"The people who are absent are the ideal; those who are present seem to be quite commonplace"
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"If your treat an individual... as if he were what he ought to be and could be, he will become what he ought to be and could be"
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"If you start to think of your physical and moral condition, you usually find that you are sick"
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"He only earns his freedom and his life Who takes them every day by storm"
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"Happiness is a ball after which we run wherever it rolls, and we push it with our feet when it stops"
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"Do not give in too much to feelings. A overly sensitive heart is an unhappy possession on this shaky earth"
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"To witness two lovers is a spectacle for the gods"
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"If I love you, what business is it of yours?"
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"The person born with a talent they are meant to use will find their greatest happiness in using it"
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"Life is the childhood of our immortality"
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"He is happiest, be he king or peasant, who finds peace in his home"
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"Upon the creatures we have made, we are, ourselves, at last, dependent"
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"Just trust yourself, then you will know how to live"
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"If you wish to know the mind of a man, listen to his words"
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"If you modestly enjoy your fame you are not unworthy to rank with the holy"
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"Hatred is something peculiar. You will always find it strongest and most violent where there is the lowest degree of culture"
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"Destiny grants us our wishes, but in its own way, in order to give us something beyond our wishes"
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"Who is the most sensible person? The one who finds what is to their own advantage in all that happens to them"
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"The Christian religion, though scattered and abroad will in the end gather itself together at the foot of the cross"
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"Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do"
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"Every author in some way portrays himself in his works, even if it be against his will"
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"The most happy man is he who knows how to bring into relation the end and beginning of his life"
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"The biggest problem with every art is by the use of appearance to create a loftier reality"
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"If children grew up according to early indications, we should have nothing but geniuses"
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"If a man or woman is born ten years sooner or later, their whole aspect and performance shall be different"
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"Hatred is active, and envy passive dislike; there is but one step from envy to hate"
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"Devote each day to the object then in time and every evening will find something done"
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"Deeply earnest and thoughtful people stand on shaky footing with the public"
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"Who is the wisest man? He who neither knows or wishes for anything else than what happens"
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"When ideas fail, words come in very handy"
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"None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free"
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"If God had wanted me otherwise, He would have created me otherwise"
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"He is dead in this world who has no belief in another"
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"Whoever wishes to keep a secret must hide the fact that he possesses one"
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"The world remains ever the same"
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"The soul that sees beauty may sometimes walk alone"
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"Objects in pictures should so be arranged as by their very position to tell their own story"
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"Nothing shows a man's character more than what he laughs at"
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"Girls we love for what they are; young men for what they promise to be"
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"Dream no small dreams for they have no power to move the hearts of men"
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"Be generous with kindly words, especially about those who are absent"
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"Be above it! Make the world serve your purpose, but do not serve it"
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"As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live"
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"An unused life is an early death"
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"All things are only transitory"
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"All theory, dear friend, is gray, but the golden tree of life springs ever green"
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"All the knowledge I possess everyone else can acquire, but my heart is all my own"
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"Age merely shows what children we remain"
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"A useless life is an early death"
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"A really great talent finds its happiness in execution"
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"A person places themselves on a level with the ones they praise"
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"A person hears only what they understand"
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"A noble person attracts noble people, and knows how to hold on to them"
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"A man's manners are a mirror in which he shows his portrait"
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"A creation of importance can only be produced when its author isolates himself, it is a child of solitude"
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"A correct answer is like an affectionate kiss"
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"A clever man commits no minor blunders"
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"First and last, what is demanded of genius is love of truth"
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"Few people have the imagination for reality"
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"Everything in the world may be endured except continual prosperity"
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"Everybody wants to be somebody; nobody wants to grow"
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"Every step of life shows much caution is required"
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"Every spoken word arouses our self-will"
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"Every person above the ordinary has a certain mission that they are called to fulfill"
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"Death is a commingling of eternity with time; in the death of a good man, eternity is seen looking through time"
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"Daring ideas are like chessmen moved forward; they may be beaten, but they may start a winning game"
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"Correction does much, but encouragement does more"
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"Common sense is the genius of humanity"
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"Character, in great and little things, means carrying through what you feel able to do"
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"Character is formed in the stormy billows of the world"
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"Character develops itself in the stream of life"
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"Certain defects are necessary for the existence of individuality"
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"Being brilliant is no great feat if you respect nothing"
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"Behavior is the mirror in which everyone shows their image"
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"What is uttered from the heart alone, Will win the hearts of others to your own"
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"What is not started today is never finished tomorrow"
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"What is my life if I am no longer useful to others"
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"What is important in life is life, and not the result of life"
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"What by a straight path cannot be reached by crooked ways is never won"
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"We will burn that bridge when we come to it"
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"We usually lose today, because there has been a yesterday, and tomorrow is coming"
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"We know accurately only when we know little, with knowledge doubt increases"
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"We don't get to know people when they come to us; we must go to them to find out what they are like"
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"We cannot fashion our children after our desires, we must have them and love them as God has given them to us"
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"To hard necessity ones will and fancy must conform"
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"To create something you must be something"
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"To appreciate the noble is a gain which can never be torn from us"
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"Those who hope for no other life are dead even for this"
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"This is the highest wisdom that I own; freedom and life are earned by those alone who conquer them each day anew"
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"Thinking is more interesting than knowing, but less interesting than looking"
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"Thinking is easy, acting is difficult, and to put one's thoughts into action is the most difficult thing in the world"
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"There is nothing so terrible as activity without insight"
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"There is nothing insignificant in the world. It all depends on the point of view"
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"There is nothing in which people more betray their character than in what they laugh at"
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"The man with insight enough to admit his limitations comes nearest to perfection"
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"The man who occupies the first place seldom plays the principal part"
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"The little man is still a man"
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"The intelligent man finds almost everything ridiculous, the sensible man hardly anything"
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"The human mind will not be confined to any limits"
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"The hardest thing to see is what is in front of your eyes"
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"The formation of one's character ought to be everyone's chief aim"
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"The deed is everything, the glory is naught"
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"The decline of literature indicates the decline of a nation"
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"The credit of advancing science has always been due to individuals and never to the age"
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"Science arose from poetry... when times change the two can meet again on a higher level as friends"
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"Precaution is better than cure"
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"Plunge boldly into the thick of life, and seize it where you will, it is always interesting"
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"Piety is not a goal but a means to attain through the purest peace of mind the highest culture"
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"Passions are vices or virtues to their highest powers"
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"Only by joy and sorrow does a person know anything about themselves and their destiny. They learn what to do and what to avoid"
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"One cannot develop taste from what is of average quality but only from the very best"
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"One can be instructed in society, one is inspired only in solitude"
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"No one has ever learned fully to know themselves"
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"Nature knows no pause in progress and development, and attaches her curse on all inaction"
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"Mysteries are not necessarily miracles"
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"Music is either sacred or secular. The sacred agrees with its dignity, and here has its greatest effect on life, an effect that remains the same through all ages and epochs. Secular music should be cheerful throughout"
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"Men show their character in nothing more clearly than what they think laughable"
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"Mastery passes often for egotism"
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"Many people take no care of their money till they come nearly to the end of it, and others do just the same with their time"
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"Man is made by his belief. As he believes, so he is"
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"Magic is believing in yourself, if you can do that, you can make anything happen"
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"It seems to never occur to fools that merit and good fortune are closely united"
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"It is the strange fate of man, that even in the greatest of evils the fear of the worst continues to haunt him"
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"It is not doing the thing we like to do, but liking the thing we have to do, that makes life blessed"
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"It is in self-limitation that a master first shows himself"
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"It is better to be deceived by one's friends than to deceive them"
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"It is after all the greatest art to limit and isolate oneself"
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"In the realm of ideas everything depends on enthusiasm... in the real world all rests on perseverance"
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"In nature we never see anything isolated, but everything in connection with something else which is before it, beside it, under it and over it"
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"In art the best is good enough"
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"Ignorant men raise questions that wise men answered a thousand years ago"
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"I will listen to anyone's convictions, but pray keep your doubts to yourself"
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"I think that I am better than the people who are trying to reform me"
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"I never knew a more presumptuous person than myself. The fact that I say that shows that what I say is true"
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"I love those who yearn for the impossible"
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"I do not know myself, and God forbid that I should"
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"I can tell you, honest friend, what to believe: believe life; it teaches better that book or orator"
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"I call architecture frozen music"
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"He who possesses art and science has religion; he who does not possess them, needs religion"
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"He who has a task to perform must know how to take sides, or he is quite unworthy of it"
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"He who enjoys doing and enjoys what he has done is happy"
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"Fresh activity is the only means of overcoming adversity"
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"For just when ideas fail, a word comes in to save the situation"
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"For a man to achieve all that is demanded of him he must regard himself as greater than he is"


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