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"More light" Quotes by Goethe
Life belongs to the living, and he who lives must be prepared for changes

"Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Begin it now" Goethe Quotes

We cannot possess what we do not understand.

Nothing is more revolting than the majority; for it consists of few vigorous predecessors, of knaves who accommodate themselves, of weak people who assimilate themselves, and the mass that toddles after them without knowing in the least what it wants

The really unhappy person is the one who leaves undone what they can do, and starts doing what they don't understand; no wonder they come to grief

My peace is gone, my heart is heavy.”

Thinking is easy, acting is difficult, and to put one's thoughts into action is the most difficult thing in the world.

If I accept you as you are, I will make you worse. However, if I treat you as though you are what you are capable of becoming, I help you become that

The passing day is prey to error. Time commands success and achievement

There is nothing so terrible as activity without insight.”

Where is the man who has the strength to be true, and to show himself as he is?

“Everything is simpler than you think and at the same time more complex than you imagine”

He who possesses art and science has religion; he who does not possess them, needs religion.”

The world is for thousands a freak show; the images flicker past and vanish; the impressions remain flat and unconnected in the soul. Thus they are easily led by the opinions of others, are content to let their impressions be shuffled and rearranged and evaluated differently.

Nature knows no pause in progress and development, and attaches her curse on all inaction

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