Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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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 t'were his own.”
“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 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.”
“We don't get to know people when they come to us; we must go to them to find out what they are like.”
“Whoever wishes to keep a secret must hide the fact that he possesses one.”
“Thinking is more interesting than knowing, but less interesting than looking”
“Everyone hears only what he understands.”
“A great revolution is never the fault of the people, but of the government.”
“My peace is gone, my heart is heavy.”
“He is happiest, be he king or peasant, who finds peace in his home.”
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