Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Mysteries are not necessarily miracles.
Beauty is everywhere a welcome guest.
Unlike grown ups, children have little need to deceive themselves.
He is happiest, be he king or peasant, who finds peace in his home.
One cannot develop taste from what is of average quality but only from the very best.
Nothing is worth more than this day.
A clever man commits no minor blunders.
He only earns his freedom and his life Who takes them every day by storm.
To rule is easy, to govern difficult.
To create something you must be something.
Plunge boldly into the thick of life, and seize it where you will, it is always interesting.
Love does not dominate; it cultivates.
To witness two lovers is a spectacle for the gods.
All things are only transitory.
What is my life if I am no longer useful to others.
If you start to think of your physical and moral condition, you usually find that you are sick.
Trust yourself, then you will know how to live.
Passions are vices or virtues to their highest powers.
I call architecture frozen music.
Nothing is more terrible than to see ignorance in action.
Certain defects are necessary for the existence of individuality.
An unused life is an early death.
Talent develops in quiet places, character in the full current of human life.
Whoever wishes to keep a secret must hide the fact that he possesses one.
What is uttered from the heart alone, Will win the hearts of others to your own.
A person places themselves on a level with the ones they praise.
The intelligent man finds almost everything ridiculous, the sensible man hardly anything.
Where is the man who has the strength to be true, and to show himself as he is?
Being brilliant is no great feat if you respect nothing.
Just trust yourself, then you will know how to live.