"Character, in great and little things, means carrying through what you feel able to do."
"Great minds discuss ideas average minds discuss events small minds discuss people."Johann Wolfgang von Goethe on Eleanor Roosevelt
"Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds."Johann Wolfgang von Goethe on Albert Einstein
"Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them."Johann Wolfgang von Goethe on William Shakespeare
"One sees great things from the valley only small things from the peak."Johann Wolfgang von Goethe on Gilbert K. Chesterton
"All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope."Johann Wolfgang von Goethe on Winston Churchill
"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."