Only the perverse fantasy can still save us.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Whatever you think you can do or believe you can do, begin it. Action has magic, grace and power in it.
One can stand anything except a succession of ordinary days.
Leap and the net will appear.
Art is long, life short, judgment difficult, opportunity transient. To act is easy, to think is hard; to act according to our thought is troublesome.
The intelligent man finds everything laughable, the sensible man hardly anything.
We're only really thinking when we can't think out fully what we are really thinking about!
The lion's fierceness, Mild hart's swiftness, Italian fieriness, Northern steadiness.
No: ill-humour arises from an inward consciousness of our own want of merit, from a discontent which ever accompanies that envy which foolish vanity engenders.