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

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

Be bold, and mighty forces will come to your aid.
- 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

 

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

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

Trust yourself, then 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A noble person attracts noble people,
and knows how to hold on to them.
- 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

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

A really great talent finds its happiness in execution.
- 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

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

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

Go oft to the house of thy friend,
for weeds choke the unused path.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

No matter what his position or experience in life,
there is in everyone more latent than developed ability;
far more unused than used power.
- James Cash Penney

A solitary, unused to speaking of what he sees and feels,
has mental experiences which are at once more intense
and less articulate than those of a gregarious man.
- Thomas Mann

Laughter relieves us of superfluous energy,
which, if it remained unused, might become negative,
that is, poison.
Laughter is the antidote.
- George Gurdjieff

Don't go to the grave with life unused.
- Bobby Bowden

Laugh when you can,
apologize when you should,
and let go of what you can't change.
Life's too short to be anything... but happy.
- Anonymous

The book of life is filled with incoherent riddles.
Life's true lessons are inscribed in a corner of the margin.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is a succession of lessons
which must be lived to be understood.
- Helen Keller

The true meaning of life is to plant trees,
under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
- Nelson Henderson

The essence of life is not in
the great victories and grand failures,
but in the simple joys.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is really simple,
but we insist on making it complicated.
- Confucius

You don't have the power to make life "fair,"
but you do have the power to make life joyful.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Bringing a childlike wonder
and a beginner's mind to life
maximizes both success and joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass...
It's about learning to Dance in the Rain.
- Vivian Greene

Life is as easy or as hard as you think it is.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life's burdens are lighter when I laugh at myself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Play with life, laugh with life,
dance lightly with life,
and smile at the riddles of life,
knowing that life's only true lessons
are writ small in the margin.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is always lived in the eye-of-the-storm
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The life of inner peace,
being harmonious and without stress,
is the easiest type of existence.
- Norman Vincent Peale

Time, like life itself, has no inherent meaning.
We give our own meaning to time as to life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is without meaning.
You bring the meaning to it.
The meaning of life is
whatever you ascribe it to be.
Being alive is the meaning.
- Joseph Campbell

Life is a reflection of intent.
Love reflects love.
Hate reflects hate.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

"Just living is not enough," said the butterfly,
"one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower."
- Hans Christian Andersen

He who knows others is wise.
He who knows himself is enlightened.
- Lao Tzu

Happiness depends upon ourselves.
- Aristotle

Don't Take Anything Personally.
Nothing others do is because of you.
- Miguel Angel Ruiz (don Miguel Ruiz)

Nobody can bring you peace but yourself.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Forgiveness is an act of self-love and respect.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Everyone is a prisoner of his own experiences.
No one can eliminate prejudices -
just recognize them.
- Edward R. Murrow

Change what you see,
by changing how you see.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The way I see it, if you want the rainbow,
you gotta put up with the rain.
- Dolly Parton

If you aren't in the moment,
you are either looking forward to uncertainty,
or back to pain and regret.
- Jim Carrey

We don't see things as they are,
we see things as we are.
- Anais Nin

The purpose of our lives is to be happy.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

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

Happiness cannot thrive within the prison of obligation
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

One can never consent to creep when one feels the impulse to soar.
- Helen Keller

Beware the Rattlesnake of the Mind.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal
with the intent of throwing it at someone else;
you are the one who gets burned.
- The Buddha


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