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That's the problem with best friends. Sometimes they know you better than you know yourself.


Cecily von Ziegesar

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Without inspiration the best powers of the mind remain dormant, they is a fuel in us which needs to ...
JOHANN GOTTFRIED VON HERDER
Utility is the great idol of the age, to which all powers must do service and all talents swear alle...
FRIEDRICH VON SCHILLER
To save all we must risk all.
FRIEDRICH VON SCHILLER
Whoever wishes to keep a secret must hide the fact that he possesses one.
JOHANN VON GOETHE
The sciences do not try to explain, they hardly even try to interpret, they mainly make models. By a...
JOHN VON NEUMANN
A noble heart will always capitulate to reason.
FRIEDRICH VON SCHILLER
For my confirmation, I didn't get a watch and my first pair of long pants, like most Lutheran boys. ...
WERNHER VON BRAUN
A collection of anecdotes and maxims is the greatest of treasures for the man of the world, for he k...
JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE
Who dares nothing, need hope for nothing.
JOHANN VON SCHILLER
No one would talk much in society if they knew how often they misunderstood others.
JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE
Then indecision brings its own delays,And days are lost lamenting o'er lost days.Are you in earnest?...
JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE
For a strolling damsel a doubtful reputation bears. [Ger., Denn ein wanderndes Madchen ist immer v...
JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE
What pays under capitalism is satisfying the common man, the customer. The more people you satisfy,...
LUDWIG VON MISES
Business is a means- the only means- to increase the quantity of goods available for preserving life...
LUDWIG VON MISES
As the science of economics...exploded the fallacies of every brand of utopianism, it was outlawed a...
LUDWIG VON MISES
The universal subjugator, the commonplace. [Ger., Was uns alle bandigt, das Gemeine.]
JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE
The society of women is the element of good manners.
JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE
Never believe in anything until it has been officially denied.
OTTO VON BISMARCK
A wounded heart can with difficulty be cured. [Ger., Doch ein gekranktes Herz erholt sich schwer.]
JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE
Take care of your body with steadfast fidelity. The soul must see through these eyes alone, and if...
JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE
The sensual and spiritual are linked together by a mysterious bond, sensed by our emotions, though h...
KARL WILHELM VON HUMBOLDT
What is called good society is usually nothing but a mosaic of polished caricatures.
FRIEDRICH VON SCHLEGEL
To understand one thing well is better than understanding many things by halves.
JOHANN VON GOETHE
A really great talent finds its happiness in execution.
JOHANN VON GOETHE
Correction does much, but encouragement does more.
JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE
It is not doing the thing we like to do, but liking the thing we have to do, that makes life blessed...
JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE
If children grew up according to early indications, we should have nothing but geniuses.
JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE
Never lose sight of this important truth, that no one can be truly great until he has gained a knowl...
JOHANN GEORG VON ZIMMERMANN
All treaties between great states cease to be binding when they come in conflict with the struggle o...
OTTO VON BISMARCK
Basic research is what I am doing when I don't know what I am doing.
WERNHER VON BRAUN
Traveling is like gambling: it is always connected with winning and losing, and generally where it i...
JOHANN VON GOETHE
When you want to fool the world, tell the truth.
OTTO VON BISMARCK
Who is the wisest man? He who neither knows or wishes for anything else than what happens.
JOHANN VON GOETHE
This is the highest wisdom that I own; freedom and life are earned by those alone who conquer them e...
JOHANN VON GOETHE
The man of understanding finds everything laughable.
JOHANN VON GOETHE
I am more and more convinced that our happiness or our unhappiness depends far more on the way we me...
KARL WILHELM VON HUMBOLDT
A person is never happy till their vague strivings has itself marked out its proper limitations.
JOHANN VON GOETHE
The artist is the child of his time; but woe to him if he is also its disciple, or even its favorite...
FRIEDRICH VON SCHILLER
You wake me up early in the morning to tell me I am right? Please wait until I am wrong.
JOHANN VON NEUMANN
The sciences do not try to explain, they hardly even try to interpret, they mainly make models. By a...
JOHANN VON NEUMANN
Among the virtues and vices that make up the British character, we have one vice, at least, that Ame...
JOHANN VON GOETHE
There is just one thing I can promise you about the outer-space program: your dollar will go further...
WERNHER VON BRAUN
Beware of her fair hair, for she excels All women in the magic of her locks; And when she wind...
JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE