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There are nine requisites for contented living:
by 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

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

Knowing is not enough; we must apply.
Willing is not enough; we must do.
- 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

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

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

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

A clever man commits no minor blunders.
- 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

All things are only transitory.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ninety-nine percent of the failures
come from people who have the habit of making excuses.
- George Washington Carver

Genius is one percent inspiration
and ninety-nine percent perspiration.
- Thomas Edison

Nine-tenths of the people were created
so you would want to be with the other tenth.
- Horace Walpole

Ninety-nine percent of who you are
is invisible and untouchable.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Don't knock the weather; nine-tenths of the people
couldn't start a conversation if it didn't change once in a while.
- Kin Hubbard

One person with a belief is equal to a force of ninety-nine who have only interests.
- Peter Marshall

Success is falling nine times and getting up ten.
- Jon Bon Jovi

Nine-tenths of wisdom is being wise in time.
- Theodore Roosevelt

I think and think for months and years.
Ninety-nine times, the conclusion is false.
The hundredth time I am right.
- Albert Einstein

Affection is responsible for nine-tenths of whatever
solid and durable happiness there is in our lives.
- C. S. Lewis

Possession isn't nine-tenths of the law.
It's nine-tenths of the problem.
- John Lennon

The only thing that I'd rather own than Windows is English,
because then I could charge you two hundred and forty-nine
dollars for the right to speak it.
- Scott McNealy

Nothing separates the generations more than music.
By the time a child is eight or nine,
he has developed a passion for his own music that is
even stronger than his passions for procrastination and weird clothes.
- Bill Cosby

A cat, I am told, has nine lives.
If that is true, I know how a cat feels.
- Caryl Chessman

I hate liberality - nine times out of ten it is cowardice,
and the tenth time lack of principle.
- Henry Addington

Ninety-nine per cent of the people in the world are
fools and the rest of us are in great danger of contagion.
- Thornton Wilder

And you've got to remember that I'm also the father of nine children.
- David Neeleman

Nine out of ten Americans believe that out of ten people,
one person will always disagree with the other nine!
- Colin Mochrie

It took me nine months to write 60 pages.
It was very frustrating.
- Sara Paretsky

In nine lifetimes, you'll never know as much about
your cat as your cat knows about you.
- Michel de Montaigne

I'm lucky not to have a nine-to-five job.
- Ruby Wax

I was a singer professionally when I was four years old,
and I did not really begin to play any instrument -
the first one,
of course, was drums - till I was about nine years old.
- Mel Torme

We have nine hungry Rottweilers on the farm.
- John Entwistle

We began a series of court battles for nine months,
while I was attending classes by telephone.
- Ryan White

It was lucky for me.
It wasn't lucky for the nine people that got killed
and the 20 that were injured.
- Barney Ross

Currently, Boston has only nine percent of the state's population -
but we provide more than 16 percent of the jobs and
19 percent of the state's revenues.
- Thomas Menino

I have a theory that the truth is never told during the nine-to-five hours.
- Hunter S. Thompson

When I was as you are now, towering in the confidence of twenty-one,
little did I suspect that I should be at forty-nine,
what I now am.
- Sarah Orne Jewett

I have ten commandments.
The first nine are, thou shalt not bore.
The tenth is, thou shalt have right of final cut.
- Billy Wilder

I always use the same guitar; I got this guitar years
and years ago for nine pounds.
It's still got the same strings on it.
- Brian Eno

To ask advice is in nine cases out of ten to tout for flattery.
- John Churton Collins

You can be six behind on the back nine and still win the tournament.
- Mike Weir

Back of ninety-nine out of one-hundred assertions that
a thing cannot be done is nothing,
but the unwillingness to do it.
- William Feather

After playing so many songs in churches for eight or nine years,
I've learned what songs people react to.
Then I just had fun with the arrangements.
That's how this album came together.
- John Tesh

All I know is that I've ruled out wearing fairy wings.
When I was nine I wanted to get married in fairy wings,
and now I realize that's not cool anymore.
- Isla Fisher

It don't make no difference where I go or what happens,
so long as I can play the full nine.
- Rogers Hornsby

I was nine years old when I made up my mind that that
was what I definitely wanted to do.
- Ewan McGregor

So, at the age of nine, I became a monk,
and from then on I was there practicing that kind of nonviolence.
- Satish Kumar

Well, nine times out of ten when you have 2 or 3 stars
in a household you have an unfortunate amount of competition
that's not necessarily a healthy competition.
- Edwin Starr


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