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Treat people as if they were what they ought to be,
by 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

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

 

Trust yourself, then you will know how to live.
- 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

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

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

A clever man commits no minor blunders.
- 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

Beauty is everywhere a welcome guest.
- 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 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

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

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

A really great talent finds its happiness in execution.
- 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

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

An unused life is an early death.
- 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

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

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

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

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

Treat those who are good with goodness,
and also treat those who are not good with goodness.
Thus goodness is attained.
Be honest to those who are honest,
and be also honest to those who are not honest.
Thus honesty is attained.
- Lao Tzu

Treat the earth well.
It was not given to you by your parents,
it was loaned to you by your children.
We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors,
we borrow it from our Children.
- Native American traditional

The world is incomprehensible.
We won't ever understand it;
we won't ever unravel its secrets.
Thus we must treat the world as it is:
a sheer mystery.
- Carlos Castaneda

Trust men and they will be true to you;
treat them greatly and they will show themselves great.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

You can easily judge the character of others
by how they treat those who can
do nothing for them or to them.
- Malcolm S. Forbes

Treat the earth well,
It was not given to you by your parents,
It was loaned to you by your children.
- Native American Proverb

The formula for achieving a successful relationship is simple:
you should treat all disasters as if they were trivialities
but never treat a triviality as if it were a disaster.
- Quentin Crisp

Beginning today, treat everyone you meet
as if they were going to be dead by midnight.
Extend to them all the care,
kindness and understanding you can muster,
and do with no thought of any reward.
Your life will never be the same again.
- Og Mandino

I do not wish to treat friendships daintily,
but with roughest courage.
When they are real, they are
not glass threads or frost-work,
but the solidest thing we know.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

We should not let our response to
the people who disagree with us
be dictated by what they say about us
or even how they treat people we care for.
There has to be a chance that we can find love.
- William J. Clinton

Men kick friendship around like a football,
but it doesn't seem to crack.
Women treat it like glass and it goes to pieces.
- Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Man tends to treat all of his opinions as principles.
- Herbert Sebastian Agar

I am fond of pigs.
Dogs look up to us.
Cats look down on us.
Pigs treat us as equals.
- Winston Churchill

My mother taught me to treat a lady respectfully.
- Chris Brown

Treat a work of art like a prince.
Let it speak to you first.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

I, with a deeper instinct,
choose a man who compels my strength,
who makes enormous demands on me,
who does not doubt my courage or my toughness,
who does not believe me naive or innocent,
who has the courage to treat me like a woman.
- Anais Nin

Do not make the mistake of treating your dogs like
humans or they will treat you like dogs.
- Martha Scott

We are not what we are,
nor do we treat or esteem each other for such,
but for what we are capable of being.
- Henry David Thoreau

In order to get beyond racism, we must first take account of race.
There is no other way.
And in order to treat some persons equally,
we must treat them differently.
- Harry A. Blackmun

Most people treat the office manual the way they treat a software manual.
They never look at it.
- James Levine

Treat your password like your toothbrush.
Don't let anybody else use it, and get a new one every six months.
- Clifford Stoll

One of the things about equality is not just that you
be treated equally to a man,
but that you treat yourself equally to the way you treat a man.
- Marlo Thomas

Run a home like you would a small business and treat
it with the same seriousness.
- Anthea Turner

As novices, we think we're entirely responsible for the way people treat us.
I have long since learned that we are responsible only
for the way we treat people.
- Rose Wilder Lane

It is an affront to treat falsehood with complaisance.
- Thomas Paine

When a child is bruised physically or emotionally,
parents often reward him with a treat.
- Marilu Henner

The animals are right here, right in front of us.
And how we treat these companions is a test.
- Linda Blair

When do you know you're insane? And when do you known
you're sane? I think I treat a fine line between the two.
It's a battle to function, but somehow I manage.
- Siobhan Fahey

I think it all comes down to relationships -
how I treat my wife,
how I treat my kids, how I treat the guys at the grocery store,
all aspects of every day, what I'm involved in.
- Michael W. Smith

When I first came to New York everybody on the scene
would treat me like I could play,
but I couldn't.
- Wynton Marsalis

Jerry Weintraub, the producer, might be a pain in the ass,
but he really knows how to treat his actors.
- Bernie Mac

Democracy no longer works for the poor if politicians
treat them as a separate race.
- Frank Field

New Jersey is the first state in the country to agree
to treat gay and unmarried couples the same as married couples.
- Michael Adams

We treat them in the same way.
Those who kill our women and innocent,
we kill their women and innocent, until they refrain.
- Osama bin Laden

When the subject is strong, simplicity is the only way to treat it.
- Jacob Lawrence

The way Americans understand and treat other peoples
almost guarantees that the world will suffer more trouble.
- Nguyen Cao Ky

In contrast to what most prosecutors do,
we try to treat all individuals with complete fairness.
We do not go out and hold press conferences and the like.
- Kenneth Starr

There are no whole truths: all truths are half-truths.
It is trying to treat them as whole truths that plays to the devil.
- Alfred North Whitehead

Your duty is to treat everybody with love as a manifestation of the Lord .
- Swami Sivananda


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