1749-1832. German poet, novelist and dramatist, author of "Faust".
In the end we retain from our studies only that which we practically apply.
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As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live.
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Our passion are the true phoenixes; when the old one is burnt out, a new one rises from its ashes.
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If you want a wise answer, ask a reasonable question.
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The world is for thousands a freak show; the images flicker past and vanish; the impressions remain flat and unconnected in the soul. Thus they are easily led by the opinions of others, are content to let their impressions be shuffled and rearranged and evaluated differently.
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Out of moderation a pure happiness springs.
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Instruction does much, but encouragement does everything.
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Death is a commingling of eternity with time; in the death of a good man, eternity is seen looking through time.
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He who does not think much of himself is much more esteemed than he imagines.
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All the knowledge I possess everyone else can acquire, but my heart is all my own.
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