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

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

As soon as you trust yourself,
you will know how to live.
- 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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A correct answer is like an affectionate kiss.
- 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

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

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

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

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

All things are only transitory.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

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

A really great talent finds its happiness in execution.
- 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

We are shaped by our thoughts;
we become what we think.
When the mind is pure, joy follows
like a shadow that never leaves.
- The Buddha

We are formed and molded by our thoughts.
Those whose minds are shaped by selfless thoughts
give joy when they speak or act.
Joy follows them like a shadow that never leaves them.
- The Buddha

The protean nature of the computer is such that it
can act like a machine or like a language to be shaped and exploited.
- Alan Kay

The language of my books has shaped me as a man.
- Don DeLillo

Everything we feel is made of Time.
All the beauties of life are shaped by it.
- Peter Shaffer

Few girls are as well shaped as a good horse.
- Hannah Arendt

My father leaving the family shaped who I was and how I looked at the world.
By the same token, my father telling me fairy tales
that he had made up shaped me profoundly,
too.
- Kate DiCamillo

As individuals, we are shaped by story from the time of birth;
we are formed by what we are told by our parents,
our teachers, our intimates.
- Helen Dunmore

If I were to ask you for example right now to go back
with me and define those moments in your life that
shaped you as a person and you began to reexamine them,
something would happen.
- James Lipton

I was shaped by my mistakes.
- Janice Dickinson

A life is either all spiritual or not spiritual at all.
No man can serve two masters.
Your life is shaped by the end you live for.
You are made in the image of what you desire.
- Thomas Merton

My identity is linked to my grandmother,
who's pure Filipino, as pure as you can probably get.
And that shaped my imagination.
So that's how I identify.
- Jessica Hagedorn

Although I still occasionally paint and draw,
my life has now been shaped by my writing.
- Russell Banks

I used to say, 'There is a God-shaped hole in me.'
For a long time I stressed the absence,
the hole.
Now I find it is the shape which has become more important.
- Salman Rushdie

Every man prefers to look at a well-shaped woman instead of a rubber ball.
- Katarina Witt

Fashion is like the ashes left behind by the uniquely
shaped flames of the fire,
the trace alone revealing that a fire actually took place.
- Paul de Man

Men and women whose early youth was shaped in the ordeal
of the Great Depression showed the values formed in
that crucible when tyranny threatened a world.
- Steve Buyer

The future which we hold in trust for our own children
will be shaped by our fairness to other people's children.
- Marian Wright Edelman

We are either in the process of resisting God's truth
or in the process of being shaped and molded by his truth.
- Charles Stanley

It is not enough to understand, or to see clearly.
The future will be shaped in the arena of human activity,
by those willing to commit their minds and their bodies to the task.
- Robert Kennedy

I think I am a star - I'm simply a funny-shaped star.
- Malcolm Wilson

Books stay with me and have shaped me and made huge impacts on my life.
- Stephan Jenkins

Sure, it is apparent that presidents are looking at polls,
but they are also stepping up on issues.
President Clinton stepped up on tobacco.
He shaped the polls on the tobacco issue.
- Donna Shalala

It is in your moments of decision that your destiny is shaped.
- Tony Robbins

There is a God shaped vacuum in the heart of every
man which cannot be filled by any created thing,
but only by God, the Creator, made known through Jesus.
- Blaise Pascal

I think it's fair to say that personal computers have
become the most empowering tool we've ever created.
They're tools of communication, they're tools of creativity,
and they can be shaped by their user.
- Bill Gates

Where one person shapes their life by precept and example,
there are a thousand who have shaped it by impulse and circumstances.
- James Russell Lowell

Our bodies are shaped to bear children,
and our lives are a working out of the processes of creation.
All our ambitions and intelligence are beside that great elemental point.
- Saint Augustine

We are shaped by each other.
We adjust not to the reality of a world,
but to the reality of other thinkers.
- Joseph Chilton Pearce

Our cultural diversity has most certainly shaped our national character.
- Julie Bishop

Don't worry about it.
It's just a bunch of guys with an odd-shaped ball.
- Bill Parcells

We must get back to a very strong Christianity...
Christianity shaped America and England,
and we need to get back to those moral foundations that made us great.
- George Carey

The many sounds of Memphis shaped my early musical
career and continue to be an inspiration to this day.
- Justin Timberlake

Societies have always been shaped more by the nature
of the media by which men communicate than by the content of the communication.
- Marshall McLuhan

If I had learned more about business ahead of time,
I would have been shaped into believing that it was
only about finances and quality management.
- Anita Roddick

Like their personal lives, women's history is fragmented,
interrupted; a shadow history of human beings whose
existence has been shaped by the efforts and the demands of others.
- Elizabeth Janeway

The nation will be shaped for decades by decisions
that are made by President Bush and the Senate about
the future of the Supreme Court.
- Ralph Neas

It's another myth that dancing distorts or destroys your feet.
If you have the right shaped foot to start and a good,
strong technique, your feet should be fine.
- Deborah Bull

Out of the past come the standards for judging the present;
standards in turn to be shaped by the practice of present-day
dramatists into broader standards for the next generation.
- George P. Baker


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