Yes, one is on the right track when one does not know what one is thinking when one is thinking; everything is handed to one, as it were.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
I could be living the best and happiest of lives if only I were not a fool.
Every man has enough power left to carry out that of which he is convinced.
A good man apologizes for the mistakes of the past, but a great man corrects them.
Only the perverse fantasy can still save us.
How often do I lull my seething blood to rest, for you have never seen anything so unsteady, so uncertain, as this heart.
It is such an agreeable feeling to be busy with something one is only half-competent to do that nobody should criticize the dilettante for taking up an art he will never learn, or blame the artist who leaves the territory of his own art for the pleasure of trying himself in a neighbouring one.
Then indecision brings its own delays and days are lost lamenting o'er lost days.
I nothing had, and yet enough for youth--Joy in Illusion, ardent thirst for Truth. Give unrestrained, the old emotion, The bliss that touched the verge of pain, The strength of Hate, Love's deep devotion,--O, give me back my youth again!