“Confronted by outstanding merit, there is no way of saving one's ego except by love”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
“egolessness is not losing your personality, it's finding yourself”
“To love oneself is the beginning of a life-long romance”
“Jealousy would be far less torturous if we understood that love is a passion entirely unrelated to our merits.”
“Heaven goes by favor; if it went by merit, you would stay out and your dog would go in”
“Wanting to work is so rare a merit that it should be encouraged.”
“Arrogance on the part of the meritorious is even more offensive to us than the arrogance of those without merit: for merit itself is offensive.”
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