There is strong shadow where there is much light.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
First and last, what is demanded of genius is love of truth.
This is another one of those creatures whom, like the pelican, I have fed with the blood of my own heart... There were special circumstances close at hand, urgent, troubling me, and they resulted in the state of mind that produced Werther. I had lived, loved, and suffered much... That's what it was.
Just begin and the mind grows heated; continue, and the task will be completed!
All things are only transitory.
In many points, both literary and moral, I could have wished devoutly that he had not written as he has done.
Nothing is to be rated higher than the value of the day.
He only earns his freedom and existence who daily conquers them anew.
He who enjoys doing and enjoys what he has done is happy.