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Even the lowliest, provided he is whole, can be happy, and in his own . way, perfect.
- Johann von Goethe | Happiness Quotes
Nine requisites for contented living: Health enough to make work a pleasure. Wealth enough to support your needs. Strength to battle with difficulties and overcome them. Grace enough to confess your sins and forsake 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 von Goethe | Happiness Quotes
He is happiest, be he king or peasant, who finds peace in his home.
- Johann von Goethe | Happiness Quotes
A reasonable man needs only to practice moderation to find happiness.
- Johann von Goethe | Happiness Quotes
Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, And in their pleasure takes joy, even as though t'were his own.
- Johann von Goethe | Happiness Quotes
Happy the man who early learns the wide chasm that lies between his wishes and his powers.
- Johann von Goethe | Acceptance Quotes
Kindness is the golden chain by which society is bound together.
- Johann von Goethe | Helping Other People Quotes
Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though it were his own.
- Johann von Goethe | Helping Other People Quotes
It is better to be deceived by one's friends than to deceive them.
- Johann von Goethe | Friendship Quotes
Go to the place where the thing you wish to know is native; your best teacher is there. ... You acquire a language most readily in the country where it is spoken, you study mineralogy best among miners, and so with everything else.
- Johann von Goethe | Friendship Quotes
Faith is hidden household capital.
- Johann von Goethe | Faith and Unity Quotes
As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live.
- Johann von Goethe | Self-Acceptance Quotes
If God had wanted me otherwise, He would have created me otherwise.
- Johann von Goethe | Self-Acceptance Quotes
I am what I am, so take me as I am!
- Johann von Goethe | Self-Acceptance Quotes
The man with insight enough to admit his limitations comes nearest to perfection.
- Johann von Goethe | Self-Acceptance Quotes
As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live.
- Johann von Goethe | Self-Confidence Quotes
He who is plenteously provided for from within needs but little from without.
- Johann von Goethe | Self-Reliance Quotes
God made man simple, but how he changed and got complicated is hard to say.
- Johann von Goethe | Simplicity Quotes
Nothing is worth more than this day.
- Johann von Goethe | One Day Quotes
Many people take no care of their money till they come nearly to the end of it, and others do just the same with their time.
- Johann von Goethe | One Day Quotes
It is better to do the most trifling thing in the world than to regard half an hour as trifle.
- Johann von Goethe | One Day Quotes
A man should hear a little music, read a little poetry, and see a fine picture every day of his life, in order that worldly cares may not obliterate the sense of the beautiful which God has implanted in the human soul.
- Johann von Goethe | One Day Quotes
Time itself is an element.
- Johann von Goethe | One Day Quotes
Time is my estate: to Time I'm heir.
- Johann von Goethe | One Day Quotes
Every second is of infinite value.
- Johann von Goethe | This Moment Quotes
Be always resolute with the present hour. Every moment is of infinite value.
- Johann von Goethe | This Moment Quotes
The mind is found most acute and most uneasy in the morning. Uneasiness is, indeed, a species of sagacity-a passive sagacity. Fools are never uneasy.
- Johann von Goethe | Mornings Quotes
A man can stand almost anything except a succession of ordinary days.
- Johann von Goethe | Boring Days Quotes
Treat people as if they were what they should be, and you help them become what they are capable of becoming.
- Johann von Goethe | Positive Quotes
Energy will do anything that can be done in this world.
- Johann von Goethe | Enthusiasm Quotes
Hope is the second soul of the unhappy.
- Johann von Goethe | Hope Quotes
Life belongs to the living, and he who lives must be prepared for changes.
- Johann von Goethe | Change Quotes
We must always change, renew, rejuvenate ourselves; otherwise we harden.
- Johann von Goethe | Change Quotes
Everybody undertakes what he sees another successful in, whether he has the aptitude for it or not.
- Johann von Goethe | Right Quotes
Man is not born to solve the problems of the universe, but to find out what he has to do ... within the limits of his comprehension.
- Johann von Goethe | Right Quotes
The man with insight enough to admit his limitations comes nearest to perfection.
- Johann von Goethe | Realistic Expectations Quotes
Happy the man who early learns the wide chasm that lies between his wishes and his powers.
- Johann von Goethe | Realistic Expectations Quotes
A useless life is an early death.
- Johann von Goethe | Goals Quotes
It is in self-limitation that a master first shows himself.
- Johann von Goethe | Goals Quotes
Let us live, while we are alive!
- Johann von Goethe | Goals Quotes
Life's objective is life itself.
- Johann von Goethe | Goals Quotes
To tremble before anticipated evils is to bemoan what thou hast never lost.
- Johann von Goethe | Anxiety about the Future Quotes
Unrest and uncertainty are our lot.
- Johann von Goethe | Doubts and Uncertainties Quotes
The man with insight enough to admit his limitations comes nearest to perfection.
- Johann von Goethe | Courage Quotes
What you can do, or dream you can do, begin it; boldness has genius, power and magic in it.
- Johann von Goethe | Courage Quotes
Nature reacts not only to physical disease, but also to moral weakness; when the danger increases, she gives us greater courage.
- Johann von Goethe | Courage Quotes
To measure up to all that is demanded of him, a man must overestimate his capacities.
- Johann von Goethe | Ignorance Quotes
If you miss the first buttonhole, you will not succeed in buttoning up your coat.
- Johann von Goethe | Getting Going Quotes
Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do.
- Johann von Goethe | Getting Going Quotes
To think is easy. To act is difficult. To act as one thinks is the most difficult of all.
- Johann von Goethe | Getting Going Quotes
What you can do, or dream you can do, begin it; boldness has genius, power and magic in it.
- Johann von Goethe | Women's Movement Quotes
In the realm of ideas, everything depends on enthusiasm; in the real world, all rests on perseverance.
- Johann von Goethe | Success Quotes
We are never further from our wishes than when we imagine that we possess what we have desired.
- Johann von Goethe | Success Quotes
Woe to him who would ascribe something like reason to Chance, and make a religion of surrendering to it.
- Johann von Goethe | Luck Quotes
Beware of dissipating your powers; strive constantly to concentrate them.
- Johann von Goethe | Concentration Quotes
Everybody undertakes what he sees another successful in, whether he has the aptitude for it or not.
- Johann von Goethe | Work Quotes
The man with insight enough to admit his limitations comes nearest to perfection.
- Johann von Goethe | Perfection Quotes
There are but two roads that lead to an important goal and to the doing of great things: strength and perseverance. Strength is the lot of but a few privileged men; but austere perseverance, harsh and continuous, may be employed by the smallest of us and rarely fails of its purpose, for its silent power grows irresistibly greater with time.
- Johann von Goethe | Perseverance Quotes
In the realm of ideas everything depends on enthusiasm; in the real world, all rests on perseverance.
- Johann von Goethe | Perseverance Quotes
In the realm of ideas, everything depends on enthusiasm; in the real world, all rests on perseverance.
- Johann von Goethe | No pressure, no diamonds. Quotes
Whatever necessity lays upon thee, endure; whatever she commands, do.
- Johann von Goethe | No pressure, no diamonds. Quotes
How many years you have to keep on doing, until you know what to do and how to do!
- Johann von Goethe | No pressure, no diamonds. Quotes
Austere perseverance, harsh and continuous, may be employed by the least of us and rarely fails of its purpose, for its silent power grows irresistibly greater with time.
- Johann von Goethe | No pressure, no diamonds. Quotes
Man errs as long as he struggles.
- Johann von Goethe | Failures and Mistakes Quotes
A clever man commits no minor blunders.
- Johann von Goethe | Failures and Mistakes Quotes
Man must strive, and in striving, he must err.
- Johann von Goethe | Failures and Mistakes Quotes


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