"The best government is that which teaches us to govern ourselves."
"Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out."Johann Wolfgang von Goethe on John Wooden
"Experience hath shewn, that even under the best forms of government those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny."Johann Wolfgang von Goethe on Thomas Jefferson
"In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing."Johann Wolfgang von Goethe on Theodore Roosevelt
"To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight and never stop fighting."Johann Wolfgang von Goethe on e. e. cummings
"In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher."Johann Wolfgang von Goethe on Dalai Lama
"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."