When we have lost ourselves, we have lost everything.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
What's left undone today, tomorrow will not do." Faust.
Whatever liberates our spirit, without also giving us mastery over ourselves, is destructive.
When she sees the leaves fall, they raise no other idea in her mind than that winter is approaching.
When scholars study a thing, they strive to kill it first, if it's alive; then they have the parts and the'be lost the whole, for the link that's missing was the living soul.
When one is polite in German, one lies.
Whatever you do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius and power and magic in it.
Whatever truths or fables you may find in a thousand books, it is all a tower of Babel unless love holds it together.