Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being.
To be loved for what one is, is the greatest exception. The great majority love in others only what they lend him, their own selves, their version of him.
Think not those faithful who praise all thy words and actions but those who kindly reprove thy faults
Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.
Man supposes that he directs his life and governs his actions, when his existence is irretrievably under the control of destiny.
Johann von Goethe
The ground that a good man treads is hallowed.
I call architecture frozen music.
Death is Nature’s expert advice to get plenty of Life.
I respect the man who knows distinctly what he wishes. The greater part of all mischief in the world arises from the fact that men do not sufficiently understand their own aims. They have undertaken to build a tower, and spend no more labor on the foundation than would be necessary to erect a hut.
How dreadful knowledge of the truth can be When there’s no help in truth