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The man with insight enough to admit his limitations
by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The man with insight enough to admit his limitations
comes nearest to perfection.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Related topics: Life Human-Nature Psychology Ego

As soon as you trust yourself,
you will know how to live.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Knowing is not enough; we must apply.
Willing is not enough; we must do.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Be bold, and mighty forces will come to your aid.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

 

Trust yourself, then you will know how to live.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Hatred is active, and envy passive dislike;
there is but one step from envy to hate.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Whatever you can do, or dream you can, Begin it.
Boldness has genius, power and magic in it, Begin it now.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Unlike grown-ups, children have little need to deceive themselves.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

There are nine requisites for contented living:
HEALTH enough to make work a pleasure;
WEALTH enough to support your needs;
STRENGTH enough to battle with difficulties and forsake them;
GRACE enough to confess your sins and overcome them;
PATIENCE enough to toil until some good is accomplished;
CHARITY enough to see some good in your neighbor;
LOVE enough to move you to be useful and helpful to others;
FAITH enough to make real the things of God;
HOPE enough to remove all anxious fears concerning the future.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

A clever man commits no minor blunders.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Treat people as if they were what they ought to be,
and you'll help them to become
what they are capable of becoming.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Treat a man as he is and he will remain as he is.
Treat a man as he can and should be,
and he will become as he can and should be.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

All intelligent thoughts have already been thought;
what is necessary is only to try to think them again.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Beauty is everywhere a welcome guest.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Beauty is a manifestation of secret natural laws,
which otherwise would have been hidden from us forever.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

We are shaped and fashioned by what we love.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Belief is not the beginning but the end of all knowledge.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

All things are only transitory.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

A person places themselves on a level with the ones they praise.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

An unused life is an early death.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

A correct answer is like an affectionate kiss.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

All theory, dear friend, is gray, but the golden tree
of life springs ever green.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

A useless life is an early death.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

A person hears only what they understand.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

A man's manners are a mirror in which he shows his portrait.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Be generous with kindly words, especially about those who are absent.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

All the knowledge I possess everyone else can acquire,
but my heart is all my own.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Be above it!
Make the world serve your purpose, but do not serve it.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

A really great talent finds its happiness in execution.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Age merely shows what children we remain.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

A noble person attracts noble people,
and knows how to hold on to them.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

A creation of importance can only be produced when
its author isolates himself,
it is a child of solitude.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Every child comes with the message
that God is not yet discouraged of man.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Talent is God-given; be humble.
Fame is man-given; be thankful.
Conceit is self-given; be careful.
- John Wooden

All things share the same breath -
the beast, the tree, the man...
the air shares its spirit with all the life it supports.
- Chief Seattle (attributed)

The full measure of a man is
not to be found in the man himself,
but in the colors and textures that
come alive in others because of him.
- Albert Schweitzer

The wise man in the storm prays God,
not for safety from danger,
but for deliverance from fear.
It is the storm within which endangers him,
not the storm without.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Adventure is not outside man; it is within.
- George Eliot

Circumstance does not make the man: it reveals him to himself.
- James Allen

Nearly all men can stand adversity,
but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
- Abraham Lincoln

The wise man does not lay up his own treasures.
The more he gives to others, the more he has for his own.
- Lao Tzu

Man is least himself when he talks in his own person.
Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.
- Oscar Wilde

The first question which the priest and the Levite asked was:
"If I stop to help this man, what will happen to me?"
But... the good Samaritan reversed the question:
"If I do not stop to help this man, what will happen to him?"
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

If a man is called to be a street sweeper,
he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted,
or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry.
He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts
of heaven and earth will pause to say,
here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Two things a man should never be angry at:
what he can help,
and what he cannot help.
- Thomas Fuller

We who lived in concentration camps can remember the men
who walked through the huts comforting others,
giving away their last piece of bread...
They offer sufficient proof that everything
can be taken from a man but one thing:
to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances,
to choose one's own way.
- Viktor E. Frankl

This above all: to thine own self be true,
And it must follow, as the night the day,
Thou canst not then be false to any man.
- William Shakespeare

Mistakes are, after all, the foundations of truth,
and if a man does not know what a thing is,
it is at least an increase in knowledge
if he knows what it is not.
- Carl Jung

A great man is always willing to be little.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Mystery creates wonder, and wonder is the basis
of man's desire to understand.
- Neil Armstrong

I wept because I had no shoes
until I met a man who had no feet.
- old Persian Proverb

Anger is a killing thing:
it kills the man who angers,
for each rage leaves him less than he had been before -
it takes something from him.
- Louis L'Amour

A man who won't die for something is not fit to live.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

No great man ever complains of want of opportunity.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

A great secret of success is to go through life
as a man who never gets used up.
- Albert Schweitzer

The essence of philosophy is that a man should so live
that his happiness shall depend
as little as possible on external things.
- Epictetus

The fear of death follows from the fear of life.
A man who lives fully, is prepared to die at any time.
- Mark Twain

A man is a success if he gets up in
the morning and gets to bed at night,
and in between he does what he wants to do.
- Bob Dylan

Early to bed and early to rise,
makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.
- Benjamin Franklin

He is a wise man who does not grieve
for the things which he has not,
but rejoices for those which he has.
- Epictetus

During the first period of a man's life
the greatest danger is not to take the risk.
- Soren Kierkegaard

If a man can... make a better mousetrap,
the world will make a beaten path to his door.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Every man I meet is in some way my superior.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

No man has a good enough memory to be a successful liar.
- Abraham Lincoln

For man with no forgiveness in heart,
life worse punishment than death.
- Miyagi: character in the movie Karate Kid 2

A man does what he must - in spite of personal consequences,
in spite of obstacles and dangers and pressures -
and that is the basis of all human morality.
- John F. Kennedy

Non-violence is the greatest force at the disposal of mankind.
It is mightier than the mightiest weapon of destruction
devised by the ingenuity of man.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Every man dies. Not every man truly lives.
- the movie Braveheart

Man plans, God laughs
- Yiddish Proverb

The man who has no imagination has no wings.
- Muhammad Ali

A man is what he thinks about all day long.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson


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