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Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

1749-1832. German poet, novelist and dramatist, author of "Faust".

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Happiness is a ball after which we run wherever it rolls, and we push it with our feet when it stops.

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All that is noble is in itself of a quiet nature, and appears to sleep until it is aroused and summoned forth by contrast.

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Art is long, life short, judgment difficult, opportunity transient.

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The Christian religion, though scattered and abroad will in the end gather itself together at the foot of the cross.

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Rest not. Life is sweeping by; go and dare before you die. Something mighty and sublime, leave behind to conquer time.

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Human beings, by change, renew, rejuvenate ourselves; otherwise we harden.

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Character is formed in the stormy billows of the world.

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Men show their character in nothing more clearly than what they think laughable.

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For a man to achieve all that is demanded of him he must regard himself as greater than he is.

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The man who is born with a talent which he was meant to use finds his greatest happiness in using it.

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