When she sees the leaves fall, they raise no other idea in her mind than that winter is approaching.
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.
When we have lost ourselves, we have lost everything.
What's left undone to-day, To-morrow will not do. Waste not a day in vain digression: With resolute, courageous trust Seize every possible impression, And make it firmly your possession; You'll then work on, because you must.
Whatever liberates our spirit, without also giving us mastery over ourselves, is destructive.
When any distress or terror surprises us in the midst of our amusements, it naturally makes a deeper impression than at other times, either because the contrast makes us more keenly susceptible, or rather perhaps because our senses are then more open to impressions, and the shock is consequently stronger.