"It is the strange fate of man, that even in the greatest of evils the fear of the worst continues to haunt him."
"A nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood in an open market is a nation that is afraid of its people."Johann Wolfgang von Goethe on John F. Kennedy
"Pick the day. Enjoy it - to the hilt. The day as it comes. People as they come... The past, I think, has helped me appreciate the present - and I don't want to spoil any of it by fretting about the future."Johann Wolfgang von Goethe on Audrey Hepburn
"I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. 'Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death."Johann Wolfgang von Goethe on Thomas Paine
"We fear violence less than our own feelings. Personal, private, solitary pain is more terrifying than what anyone else can inflict."Johann Wolfgang von Goethe on Jim Morrison
"What is needed, rather than running away or controlling or suppressing or any other resistance, is understanding fear that means, watch it, learn about it, come directly into contact with it. We are to learn about fear, not how to escape from it."Johann Wolfgang von Goethe on Jiddu Krishnamurti
"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."