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Type: Poet
Nationality: German
Date of Birth: 08/28/1749




 

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I never knew a more presumptuous person than myself. The fact that I say that shows that what I say is true.
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Do not give in too much to feelings. A overly sensitive heart is an unhappy possession on this shaky earth.
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Devote each day to the object then in time and every evening will find something done.
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Happiness is a ball after which we run wherever it rolls, and we push it with our feet when it stops.
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What is important in life is life, and not the result of life.
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A person hears only what they understand.
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Those who hope for no other life are dead even for this.
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The man with insight enough to admit his limitations comes nearest to perfection.
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What by a straight path cannot be reached by crooked ways is never won.
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Life is the childhood of our immortality.
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To hard necessity ones will and fancy must conform.
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Daring ideas are like chessmen moved forward; they may be beaten, but they may start a winning game.
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Fresh activity is the only means of overcoming adversity.
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The man who occupies the first place seldom plays the principal part.
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The coward only threatens when he is safe.
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If a man or woman is born ten years sooner or later, their whole aspect and performance shall be different.
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Magic is believing in yourself, if you can do that, you can make anything happen.
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Hatred is active, and envy passive dislike; there is but one step from envy to hate.
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To create something you must be something.
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It is not doing the thing we like to do, but liking the thing we have to do, that makes life blessed.
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The little man is still a man.
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There is nothing in the world more shameful than establishing one's self on lies and fables.
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The human mind will not be confined to any limits.
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Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it.
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All intelligent thoughts have already been thought; what is necessary is only to try to think them again.
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