Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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“Anecdotes and maxims are rich treasures to the man of the world, for he knows how to introduce the former at fit place in conversation.”
“Who never ate his bread in sorrow, who never sat the sorrowful nights weeping on his bed, he knows you not, you heavenly Powers.”
“Ambition and love are the wings to great deeds.”
“The phrases that men hear or repeat continually, end by becoming convictions and ossify the organs of intelligence.”
“Plunge boldly into the thick of life, and seize it where you will, it is always interesting.”
“Sowing is not as difficult as reaping.”
“Every offense is avenged on earth.”
“Nature goes her own way and all that to us seems an exception is really according to order.”
“What life half gives a man, posterity gives entirely.”
“People of a vertain rank will always keep a cool distance from common people, as if they were afraid to lose their dignity by too much familiarity.”
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