Man only plays when in the full meaning of the word he is a man, and he is only completely a man when he plays.

Of all the possessions of this life fame is the noblest; when the body has sunk into the dust the great name still lives.

It is difficult to discriminate the voice of truth from amid the clamor raised by heated partisans.

Will it, and set to work briskly.

The key to education is the experience of beauty.

Utility is the great idol of the age, to which all powers must do service and all talents swear allegiance.

No emperor has the power to dictate to the heart.

They would need to be already wise, in order to love wisdom.

A beautiful soul has no other merit than its own existence.

Votes should be weighed not counted.

It hinders the creative work of the mind if the intellect examines too closely the ideas as they pour in.

No doubt the artist is the child of his time; but woe to him if he is also its disciple, or even its favorite.

To save all we must risk all.

Revenge is barren of itself: it is the dreadful food it feeds on; its delight is murder, and its end is despair.

The strong man is strongest when alone.

Who dares nothing, need hope for nothing.

In the society, where people are just parts in a larger machine, individuals are unable to develop fully.

There is no such thing as chance; and what seem to us merest accident springs from the deepest source of destiny.

Power is the most persuasive rhetoric.

It is criminal to steal a purse, daring to steal a fortune, a mark of greatness to steal a crown. The blame diminishes as the guilt increases.

Lose not yourself in a far off time, seize the moment that is thine.

Against stupidity the very gods themselves contend in vain.

Posterity weaves no garlands for imitators.

The history of the world is the world's court of justice.

It is often wise to reveal that which cannot be concealed for long.

Nothing leads to good that is not natural.

A merely fallen enemy may rise again, but the reconciled one is truly vanquished.

Mankind is made great or little by its own will.

Peace is rarely denied to the peaceful.

Knowledge, the object of knowledge and the knower are the three factors which motivate action; the senses, the work and the doer comprise the threefold basis of action.

Not without a shudder may the human hand reach into the mysterious urn of destiny.

It is easy to give advice from a port of safety.

Worthless is the nation that does not gladly stake its all on its honor.

With stupidity the gods themselves struggle in vain.

Aesthetic matters are fundamental for the harmonious development of both society and the individual.

There is room in the smallest cottage for a happy loving pair.

The jest loses its point when he who makes it is the first to laugh.

The voice of the majority is no proof of justice.

The greater part of humanity is too much harassed and fatigued by the struggle with want, to rally itself for a new and sterner struggle with error.

To gain a crown by fighting is great, to reject it divine.

It does not prove a thing to be right because the majority say it is so.

That which is so universal as death must be a benefit.

A gloomy guest fits not a wedding feast.

A noble heart will always capitulate to reason.

Live with your century; but do not be its creature.

Opposition always inflames the enthusiast, never converts him.

The universe is one of God's thoughts.

The rich become richer and the poor become poorer is a cry heard throughout the whole civilized world.

Keep true to the dreams of your youth.