Wisdom is found only in truth.
As soon as you trust yourself you will know how to live.
Just trust yourself then you will know how to live.
Trust yourself then you will know how to live.
We always have time enough if we will but use it aright.
One always has time enough if one will apply it well.
Devote each day to the object then in time and every evening will find something done.
Only by joy and sorrow does a person know anything about themselves and their destiny. They learn what to do and what to avoid.
Where is the man who has the strength to be true and to show himself as he is?
One can be instructed in society one is inspired only in solitude.
No one would talk much in society if they knew how often they misunderstood others.
The Christian religion though scattered and abroad will in the end gather itself together at the foot of the cross.
Superstition is the poetry of life.
Piety is not a goal but a means to attain through the purest peace of mind the highest culture.
On all the peaks lies peace.
In nature we never see anything isolated but everything in connection with something else which is before it beside it under it and over it.
One must ask children and birds how cherries and strawberries taste.
Nature knows no pause in progress and development and attaches her curse on all inaction.
Music is either sacred or secular. The sacred agrees with its dignity and here has its greatest effect on life an effect that remains the same through all ages and epochs. Secular music should be cheerful throughout.
Many people take no care of their money till they come nearly to the end of it and others do just the same with their time.
To the person with a firm purpose all men and things are servants.
Self-knowledge comes from knowing other men.
Men show their character in nothing more clearly than what they think laughable.
Ignorant men raise questions that wise men answered a thousand years ago.
There is a courtesy of the heart it is allied to love. From its springs the purest courtesy in the outward behavior.
Love can do much but duty more.
First and last what is demanded of genius is love of truth.
Girls we love for what they are young men for what they promise to be.
To witness two lovers is a spectacle for the gods.
Love does not dominate it cultivates.
It is not doing the thing we like to do but liking the thing we have to do that makes life blessed.
Character develops itself in the stream of life.
What is important in life is life and not the result of life.
I love those who yearn for the impossible.
We know accurately only when we know little with knowledge doubt increases.
Doubt grows with knowledge.
All the knowledge I possess everyone else can acquire but my heart is all my own.
All intelligent thoughts have already been thought what is necessary is only to try to think them again.
Nothing is more fearful than imagination without taste.
Few people have the imagination for reality.
Those who hope for no other life are dead even for this.
None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free.
He is happiest be he king or peasant who finds peace in his home.
Happiness is a ball after which we run wherever it rolls and we push it with our feet when it stops.
The person born with a talent they are meant to use will find their greatest happiness in using it.
Character in great and little things means carrying through what you feel able to do.
A really great talent finds its happiness in execution.
Love and desire are the spirit's wings to great deeds.
Being brilliant is no great feat if you respect nothing.
To rule is easy to govern difficult.
It seems to never occur to fools that merit and good fortune are closely united.
Go to foreign countries and you will get to know the good things one possesses at home.
Every day we should hear at least one little song read one good poem see one exquisite picture and if possible speak a few sensible words.
I do not know myself and God forbid that I should.
We cannot fashion our children after our desires we must have them and love them as God has given them to us.
Great thoughts and a pure heart that is what we should ask from God.
If God had wanted me otherwise He would have created me otherwise.
We can't form our children on our own concepts we must take them and love them as God gives them to us.
He only earns his freedom and his life Who takes them every day by storm.
It is the strange fate of man that even in the greatest of evils the fear of the worst continues to haunt him.
Wood burns because it has the proper stuff in it and a man becomes famous because he has the proper stuff in him.
Dream no small dreams for they have no power to move the hearts of men.
An unused life is an early death.
Death is a commingling of eternity with time in the death of a good man eternity is seen looking through time.
A useless life is an early death.
Science arose from poetry... when times change the two can meet again on a higher level as friends.
Life belongs to the living and he who lives must be prepared for changes.
If I love you what business is it of yours?
One cannot develop taste from what is of average quality but only from the very best.
Which government is the best? The one that teaches us to govern ourselves.
The best government is that which teaches us to govern ourselves.
Beauty is everywhere a welcome guest.
Beauty is a manifestation of secret natural laws which otherwise would have been hidden from us forever.
It is after all the greatest art to limit and isolate oneself.
The biggest problem with every art is by the use of appearance to create a loftier reality.
He who possesses art and science has religion he who does not possess them needs religion.
In art the best is good enough.
The mediator of the inexpressible is the work of art.
Personality is everything in art and poetry.
I call architecture frozen music.
The artist alone sees spirits. But after he has told of their appearing to him everybody sees them.
What is uttered from the heart alone Will win the hearts of others to your own.
This is the highest wisdom that I own freedom and life are earned by those alone who conquer them each day anew.
The soul that sees beauty may sometimes walk alone.
The credit of advancing science has always been due to individuals and never to the age.
Age merely shows what children we remain.
Error is acceptable as long as we are young but one must not drag it along into old age.