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What you have inherited from your fathers, earn over again for yourselves, or it will not be
yours.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Generosity always wins favor, particularly when accompanied by modesty.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Sometimes our fate resembles a fruit tree in winter. Who would think that those branches
would turn green again and blossom, but we hope it, we know it.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Correction does much, but encouragement does more.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

He who is plenteously provided for from within, needs but little from without.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

Nature is beneficent. I praise her and all her works. She is silent and wise. She is cunning, but
for good ends. She has brought me here and will also lead me away. She may scold me, but
she will not hate her work. I trust her.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

You can easily judge the character of a man by how he treats those who can do nothing for
him.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

A noble person attracts noble people, and knows how to hold on to them.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Of freedom and of life he only is deserving who every day must conquer them anew.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

I call architecture frozen music.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

One never goes so far as when one doesn't know where one is going.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The artist may be well advised to keep his work to himself till it is completed, because
no one can readily help him or advise him with it... but the scientist is wiser not to
withhold a single finding or a single conjecture from publicity.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

My peace is gone, my heart is heavy.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Individuality of expression is the beginning and end of all art.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

If I work incessantly to the last, nature owes me another form of existence when the
present one collapses.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Pleasure and love are the pinions of great deeds.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

If children grew up according to early indications, we should have nothing but geniuses.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

One must ask children and birds how cherries and strawberries taste.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Since time is not a person we can overtake when he is past, let us honor him with mirth and
cheerfulness of heart while he is passing.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Nothing is worse than active ignorance.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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