"Being brilliant is no great feat if you respect nothing."
"An individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for the law."Johann Wolfgang von Goethe on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Everyone should be respected as an individual, but no one idolized."Johann Wolfgang von Goethe on Albert Einstein
"Let every man be respected as an individual and no man idolized."Johann Wolfgang von Goethe on Albert Einstein
"Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone but if someone puts his hand on you, send him to the cemetery."Johann Wolfgang von Goethe on Malcolm X
"If once you forfeit the confidence of your fellow-citizens, you can never regain their respect and esteem."Johann Wolfgang von Goethe on Abraham Lincoln
"Error is acceptable as long as we are young but one must not drag it along into old age."
"Age merely shows what children we remain."
"The credit of advancing science has always been due to individuals and never to the age."
"The soul that sees beauty may sometimes walk alone."
"This is the highest wisdom that I own freedom and life are earned by those alone who conquer them each day anew."