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  Proverb Zone > Author > Johann Wolfgang Goethe

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Behavior is a mirror in which everyone shows his image.

Certain flaws are necessary for the whole. It would seem strange if old friends lacked certain quirks.

Choose well. Your choice is brief, and yet endless.

Everything's been thought of before, the problem is to think of it again.

He only earns his freedom and his life, who takes them every day by storm.

If I love you, what business is it of yours?

If you treat a man as he is, he will remain as he is; if you treat him as he ought to be and could be, he will become as he ought to be and could be.

If you want to know yourself, observe the behavior of others. If you want to understand others, look in your own heart.

Know thyself? If I knew myself I'd run away.

Mathematicians are like Frenchmen: Whatever you say to them they translate into their own language and forthwith it is something entirely different.

One ought every day to listen to a little song, read a beautiful poem, see a worthwhile painting, and, if possible, say a few sensible words.

The greatest genius will never be worth much if he pretends to draw exclusively from his own resources.

To know someone here or there with whom you can feel there is understanding in spite of distances or thoughts expressed -- that can make life a garden.

Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being.

Whatever you do, or dream, begin it now. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it. Begin it now.

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