Johann Wolfgang von Goethe ( 1749-1832 )
" Daring ideas are like chessmen moving forward. They may be beaten, but they may start a winning game. "
" If I love you, what business is it of yours? "
" There is nothing more frightful than ignorance in action. "
" To think is easy. To act is hard. But the hardest thing in the world is to act in accordance with your thinking. "
" Nothing is worth more than this day. "
" Divide and rule, a sound motto. Unite and lead, a better one. "
" Love is an ideal thing, marriage a real thing; a confusion of the real with the ideal never goes unpunished. "
" Leap and the net will appear. "
" Too many parents make life hard for their children by trying, too zealously, to make it easy for them. "
" Oblivion is full of people who allow the opinions of others to overrule their belief in themselves. "
" The rich want good wine, the poor, plenty of wine. "
" A man's manners are a mirror in which he shows his portrait. "