Johann Wolfgang von Goethe: Too zealous

“Too many parents make life hard for their children by trying, too zealously, to make it easy for them.”

—Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, poet, dramatist, novelist, and philosopher (28 Aug 1749-1832).

Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller: Mercy

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Deutsch: Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller 1759-1805 deutscher Dichter, Dramatiker, Philosoph und Historiker. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

As freely as the firmament embraces the world, / or the sun pours forth impartially his beams, / so mercy must encircle both friend and foe. –Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller, poet and dramatist (1759-1805)

 

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe: A few reasonable words

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

 

One ought, every day at least, to hear a little song, read a good poem, see a fine picture and, if it were possible, speak a few reasonable words. –Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, poet, dramatist, novelist, and philosopher (1749-1832)

 

 

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe: Strong language

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Deutsch: Bildnis Johann Wolfgang von Goethe; Weimar, Goethe-Nationalmuseum. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The strength of a language does not lie in rejecting what is foreign but in assimilating it. –Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, poet, dramatist, novelist, and philosopher (1749-1832)

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe: Love

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe at age 69

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“Love does not dominate; it cultivates. ”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.