Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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“To a valet no man is a hero”
“The man who is born with a talent which he was meant to use finds his greatest happiness in using it.”
“The deed is all, the glory nothing.”
“The history of mankind is his character.”
“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.”
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