A really great talent finds its happiness in execution.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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We, it seems, have entered newly In the sphere of dreams enchanted. Do thy bidding, guide us truly, That our feet be forwards planted In the vast, the desert spaces!
Nature understands no jesting; she is always true, always serious, always severe; she is always right, and the errors and faults are always those of man. The man incapable of appreciating her, she despises; and only to the apt, the pure, and the true, does she resign herself and reveal her secrets.
Unlike grown ups, children have little need to deceive themselves.
Character in great and little things means carrying through what you feel able to do.
The Christian religion, though scattered and abroad will in the end gather itself together at the foot of the cross.
Is this the destiny of man? Is he only happy before he has acquired his reason or after he has lost it?
It's a shame that Nature made you only one man; there was material enough for a worthy man and a rogue.
Beware of wishing anything in youth, because you will get it in middle age.
Who is sure of their own motives can in confidence advance or retreat.
That is the true season of love, when we believe that we alone can love, that no one could ever have loved so before us, and that no one will love in the same way as us.
But there are times," said Charlotte, "when it is necessary and an act of friendship to write nothing rather than not to write.