"Where is the man who has the strength to be true, and to show himself as he is?"
"We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face... we must do that which we think we cannot."Johann Wolfgang von Goethe on Eleanor Roosevelt
"That which does not kill us makes us stronger."Johann Wolfgang von Goethe on Friedrich Nietzsche
"Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved."Johann Wolfgang von Goethe on Helen Keller
"Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men."Johann Wolfgang von Goethe on John F. Kennedy
"The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places."Johann Wolfgang von Goethe on Ernest Hemingway
"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."