A person who does not know the history of the last 3,000 years wanders in the darkness of ignorance, unable to make sense of the reality around him.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Profession: Poet
Nationality: German


A person who does not know the history of the last 3,000 years wanders in the darkness of ignorance,.. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Some suggestions for you :

Plunge boldly into the thick of life, and seize it where you will, it is always interesting.

Here the old man said with a smile: 'Love does not rule, but it trains, and that is more.

The first impression is readily received. We are so constituted that we believe the most incredible things; and, once they are engraved upon the memory, woe to him who would endeavor to efface them.

Where is the man who has the strength to be true, and to show himself as he is?

One should not search for anything behind the phenomena. They themselves are the message.

To be pleased with one's limits is a wretched state.

What we agree with leaves us inactive, but contradiction makes us productive.

MEPHISTO. Honor to you, you reverend peak, With your great forests of stout oak, Whose umbrage Luna's brightest light Strives in vain to penetrate! —But in those bushes there I see A spark glowing modestly. How luckily things work out, yes, It's him, it's him, Homunculus! 8080 And where have you been, minikin?

Publishers are all cohorts of the devil; there must be a special hell for them somewhere.

What is not fully understood is not possessed.

We're only really thinking when we can't think out fully what we are really thinking about!

It is not easy in this world for one person to understand the next one.

A dim vastness is spread before our souls; the perceptions of our mind are as obscure as those of our vision... But alas! when we have attained our object, when the distant 'there' becomes the present 'here,' all is changed; we are as poor and circumscribed as ever, and our souls still languish for unattainable happiness.

The highest achievement of the human being as a thinking being is to have probed what is knowable and quietly to revere what is unknowable.