Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Quotes
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe was a German novelist, dramatist, poet, humanist, scientist, philosopher, and for ten years chief minister of state at Weimar. Considered one of the greatest and most versatile writers and thinkers of our times, Goethe is best known for his lyrical poetry and the dramatic poem, Faust.
1. Great Person
"A great person attracts great people and knows how to hold them together"
"Every second is of infinite value"
Johann says all truly wise thoughts have been thought already thousands of times; but to make them really ours we must think them over again honestly till they take root in our personal expression. It is we who are really responsible for ourselves as we have come to the frightening conclusion that we are the decisive element.
It is our personal approach that creates the climate. It is our daily mood that makes the weather. We possess tremendous power to make life miserable or joyous. We can be a tool of torture or an instrument of inspiration, we can humiliate or humor, hurt or heal. In all situations, it is our response that decides whether a crisis is escalated or de-escalated, and a person is humanized or de-humanized.
If we treat people as they are, we make them worse. If we treat people as they ought to be, we help them become what they are capable of becoming. There are many wonderful quotes which really reflect the real you in them. Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.