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

A useless life is an early death.
- 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

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

 

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

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

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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

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

Beauty is everywhere a welcome guest.
- 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

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 intelligent thoughts have already been thought;
what is necessary is only to try to think them again.
- 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

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

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

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

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

A correct answer is like an affectionate kiss.
- 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

An unused life is an early death.
- 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

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

Ability without honor is useless.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

If I could tell the world just one thing
it would be we're all okay,
and not to worry cause worry is wasteful
and useless in times like these.
I won't be made useless.
I won't be idle with despair,
I will gather myself around my faith.
Light does the darkness most fear.
- Jewel

So long as we are loved by others,
I would almost say that we are indispensable;
and no man is useless while he has a friend.
- Robert Louis Stevenson

It's useless to hold a person to anything he says while he's in love,
drunk, or running for office.
- Shirley MacLaine

During his training, a baseball player strives
to make each swing better than the last.
The repetition of a faulty swing would be worse than useless.
It would ingrain bad habits.
The same is true of emotional responses.
If we allow ourselves to continue to have the same angry responses,
we just entrench our anger habit.
But if we strive - through consciousness, visualization, and coaching -
to moderate our anger response,
over time, we can train ourselves to respond
to events as we choose - without anger.
You can't magically be free from anger tomorrow,
but you can put yourself on your own training program
that will reduce the frequency and intensity
of your anger response day by day, year by year.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A dying man needs to die, as a sleepy man needs to sleep,
and there comes a time when it is wrong,
as well as useless, to resist.
- Stewart Alsop

It is useless for us to attempt to reason a man
out of a thing he has never been reasoned into.
- Jonathan Swift

Computers are useless.
They can only give you answers.
- Pablo Picasso

Just because something doesn't do what you planned
it to do doesn't mean it's useless.
- Thomas A. Edison

There is nothing so useless as doing efficiently that
which should not be done at all.
- Peter Drucker

Remember that the most beautiful things in the world are the most useless;
peacocks and lilies for instance.
- John Ruskin

All art is quite useless.
- Oscar Wilde

I have been made redundant before and it is a terrible blow;
redundant is a rotten word because it makes you think you are useless.
- Billy Connolly

No man is useless while he has a friend.
- Robert Louis Stevenson

A great many things which in times of lesser knowledge
we imagined to be superstitious or useless,
prove to-day on examination to have been of immense value to mankind.
- Lafcadio Hearn

The value of old age depends upon the person who reaches it.
To some men of early performance it is useless.
To others, who are late to develop, it just enables them to finish the job.
- Thomas Hardy

It is a useless life that is not consecrated to a great ideal.
It is like a stone wasted on the field without becoming a part of any edifice.
- Jose Rizal

So long as we are loved by others I should say that
we are almost indispensable;
and no man is useless while he has a friend.
- Robert Louis Stevenson

Man wants to live, but it is useless to hope that this
desire will dictate all his actions.
- Albert Camus

I like being 35, I like having a bit of money to spend
on music and useless gadgets.
The net is providing new ways to communicate and cooperate
that just didn't exist in the 80s.
- Malcolm Wilson

Music is essentially useless, as is life.
- George Santayana

Any alliance whose purpose is not the intention to
wage war is senseless and useless.
- Adolf Hitler

Golf is the most useless outdoor game ever devised
to waste the time and try the spirit of man.
- Westbrook Pegler

I didn't want to do just another set of recipes.
I think that's useless.
- Paul Prudhomme

It would be useless for any player to attempt to explain successful batting.
- Tris Speaker

If the feminist program goes to pieces on the arrival of the first baby,
it's false and useless.
- Crystal Eastman

Because just as arms have no force outside if there
is no counsel within a house,
study is vain and counsel useless that is not put to
virtuous effect when the time calls.
- Francois Rabelais

Most of those mocking us and our works night after
night have not reached the point of suggesting we are
going to use those weapons.
They are pretty useless right now.
- Richard Reeves

There is nothing useless to men of sense.
- Jean de La Fontaine

I'm just as insufferable and useless as every other dad is.
The dynamic never changes, no matter what you do for a living.
- Glenn Frey

If everyone were clothed with integrity,
if every heart were just, frank, kindly,
the other virtues would be well-nigh useless.
- Moliere

It's useless to play lullabies for those who cannot sleep.
- John Cage

In preparing for battle I have always found that
plans are useless, but planning is indispensable.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

The most useless are those who never change through the years.
- James M. Barrie

Love's boat has been shattered against the life of everyday.
You and I are quits, and it's useless to draw up a list of mutual hurts,
sorrows, and pains.
- Vladimir Mayakovsky

There is much pleasure to be gained from useless knowledge.
- Bertrand Russell

People feel powerless and useless in the world.
But they can buy something.
It can give them a sense of value, of power.
- Daphne Zuniga

A friend who is near and dear may in time become as useless as a relative.
- George Ade

You have to be fast on your feet and adaptive or else a strategy is useless.
- Charles de Gaulle


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