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"I have learned to use the w...

"I have learned to use the word 'impossible' with the greatest caution." β€” Wernher von Braun
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β€œPursue one great decisiv...

β€œPursue one great decisive aim with force and determination.” β€” Carl von Clausewitz
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"Keep true to the d...

"Keep true to the dreams of thy youth. " -Friedrich von Schiller
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"Behavior is the mirror in w...

"Behavior is the mirror in which everyone shows their image." --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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"No plan survives the...

"No plan survives the first contact with the enemy" - Helmut von Moltke
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β€œA man should hear a little music, read a little poetry, and see a fine picture e...

β€œA man should hear a little music, read a little poetry, and see a fine picture every day of his life, in order that worldly cares may not obliterate the sense of the beautiful which God has implanted in the human soul.” - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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"When ideas fail, word...

"When ideas fail, words come in very handy." β€” Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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β€œBut paradise is locked and bolted. We must mak...

β€œBut paradise is locked and bolted. We must make a journey around the world to see if a back door has perhaps been left open.” -Heinrich von Kleist
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Never give in to t...

Never give in to the call of yesterday- Edelgard Von Hresvelg
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β€œHe who cannot draw on three tho...

β€œHe who cannot draw on three thousand years is living from hand to mouth.” - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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β€œA man sees in the world ...

β€œA man sees in the world what he carries in his heart.” -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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"Thinking is more interesting than...

"Thinking is more interesting than knowing, but less interesting than looking." --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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"Against stupidity the go...

"Against stupidity the gods themselves contend in vain." β€” Friedrich von Schiller
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"Correction does much, bu...

"Correction does much, but encouragement does more." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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"Laws are like sausages. I...

"Laws are like sausages. It's better not to see them being made." β€” Otto von Bismarck
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"Difficulties increase th...

"Difficulties increase the nearer we get to the goal. " -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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"There is nothing worse ...

"There is nothing worse than aggressive stupidity." β€” Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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"I have learned from experience that a mod...

"I have learned from experience that a modicum of snuff can be most efficacious"... -Baron Hieronymus Carl Friedrich von MΓΌnchhausen
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"I have so much in me, and the feeling for her ...

"I have so much in me, and the feeling for her absorbs it all; I have so much, and without her it all comes to nothing." -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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"It is not doing the thing we like to do,...

"It is not doing the thing we like to do, but liking the thing we have to do, that makes life blessed" - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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β€œEvery man hears only ...

β€œEvery man hears only what he understands.” ― Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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"If God had wanted me otherwis...

"If God had wanted me otherwise, He would have created me otherwise" - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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"Knowing is not enough; we must ...

"Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do." -Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
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"If I accept you as you are, I will make you worse; howeve...

"If I accept you as you are, I will make you worse; however, if I treat you as though you are what you are capable of becoming, I help you become that." - Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
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'I prefer true but imperfect knowledge, even if it leaves...

'I prefer true but imperfect knowledge, even if it leaves much indetermined and unpredictable, to a pretence of exact knowledge that is likely to be false' - Friedrich von Hayek
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"When you want to foo...

"When you want to fool the world, tell the truth." -- Otto von Bismarck
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Fight on and fly on to the last drop of ...

Fight on and fly on to the last drop of blood and the last drop of fuel, to the last beat of the heart - Manfred von Richthofen
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Two qualities are indispensable: first, an intellect that, even in the darkest h...

Two qualities are indispensable: first, an intellect that, even in the darkest hour, retains some glimmerings of the inner light which leads to truth; and second, the courage to follow this faint light wherever it may lead." β€” Carl von Clausewitz
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"There is nothing more dreadf...

"There is nothing more dreadful than imagination without taste." β€” Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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"If you’ve never eaten while cr...

"If you’ve never eaten while crying you don’t know what life tastes like." Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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"Things which matter most must neve...

"Things which matter most must never be at the mercy of things which matter least." --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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"Generosity is the...

"Generosity is the best investment." - Diane von Furstenberg
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Without haste, but...

Without haste, but without rest. -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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β€œKnowing is not enough; we must ...

β€œKnowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.” β€” Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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Behavior is a mirror in whic...

Behavior is a mirror in which everyone shows their true image. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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"You wake me up early in the mornin...

"You wake me up early in the morning to tell me I am right? Please wait until I am wrong." β€” Johann von Neumann
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You can be the ripest, juiciest peach i...

You can be the ripest, juiciest peach in the world, and there's still going to be somebody who hates peaches- Dita Von Teese
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"Happy slaves are the bi...

"Happy slaves are the bitterest enemies of freedom" - Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach
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β€œTREAT PEOPLE AS IF THEY WERE WHAT THEY OUGH...

β€œTREAT PEOPLE AS IF THEY WERE WHAT THEY OUGHT TO BE AND YOU HELP THEM TO BECOME WHAT THEY ARE CAPABLE OF BEING.” -Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
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"The Americans have contrived to be sur...

"The Americans have contrived to be surrounded on two sides by weak neighbors and on two sides - by fish!" Otto von Bismarck
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"Is this the destiny of man? Is he only happy before...

"Is this the destiny of man? Is he only happy before he has acquired his reason or after he has lost it? Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, The Sorrows of Young Werther.
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None are so helplessly enslaved ...

None are so helplessly enslaved as those who falsely believe they are free. Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
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β€œPolitics is the art of the poss...

β€œPolitics is the art of the possible, the attainable β€” the art of the next best”. ― Otto von Bismarck.
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You can be the ripest, juiciest peach i...

You can be the ripest, juiciest peach in the world, and there’s still going to be somebody who hates peaches - Dita Von Teese
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β€œI’ve never met an animal I didn’t like...

β€œI’ve never met an animal I didn’t like. I can’t say the same thing about people.” Doris Mary Ann von Kappelhoff (Doris Day)
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None are more hopelessly enslav...

None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free -- Johann von Goethe
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Some days are just bad days, that's all. You have to experience s...

Some days are just bad days, that's all. You have to experience sadness to know happiness, and I remind myself that not every day is going to be a good day, that's just the way it is! :-- Dita Von Teese
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"It's easy to be a naive idealist. It's easy to be a cy...

"It's easy to be a naive idealist. It's easy to be a cynical realist. It's quite another thing to have no illusions and still hold the inner flame." - Marie-Louise von Franz
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"Every day we should hear at least one little song, read...

"Every day we should hear at least one little song, read one good poem, see one exquisite picture, and, if possible, speak a few sensible words." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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"We do not have to visit a madhouse to find di...

"We do not have to visit a madhouse to find disordered minds; our planet is the mental institution of the universe." -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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Sometimes our fate resembles a fruit tree in winter. Who w...

Sometimes our fate resembles a fruit tree in winter. Who would think that those branches would turn green again and blossom, but we hope it, we know it. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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β€œKnowing is not enough; we must ...

β€œKnowing is not enough; we must apply. Wishing is not enough; we must do.” – Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
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"Any fool can learn from his mist...

"Any fool can learn from his mistakes. The wise man learns from the mistakes of others". -Otto von Bismarck
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"Sin writes histories,...

"Sin writes histories, goodness is silent." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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"I did just enough work to pass. In my opinion it would hav...

"I did just enough work to pass. In my opinion it would have been wrong to do more than was just sufficient, so I worked as little as possible." -Manfred von Richthofen, The Red Baron
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"Courage is the commitment to ...

"Courage is the commitment to begin without any guarantee of success." -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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β€œOne ought, every day at least, to hear a little song, read a good po...

β€œOne ought, every day at least, to hear a little song, read a good poem, see a fine picture, and, if it were possible, to speak a few reasonable words.” ― Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Wilhelm Meister's Apprenticeship
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β€œOne ought, every day at least, to hear a little song, read a good poem...

β€œOne ought, every day at least, to hear a little song, read a good poem, see a fine picture, and, if it were possible, to speak a few reasonable words.” - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, from Wilhelm Meister’s Apprenticeship.
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β€œIf a man writes a book, let him set do...

β€œIf a man writes a book, let him set down only what he knows. I have guesses enough of my own.” ― Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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"Most men ahead of their time tend...

"Most men ahead of their time tend to be overlooked in the present." - Wernher Von Braun, Project Blue Book.
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"When ideas fail, word...

"When ideas fail, words come in very handy." β€” Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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"Magic is believing in yourself, if...

"Magic is believing in yourself, if you can do that, you can make anything happen." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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"To the world you might be one person, but to one person,...

"To the world you might be one person, but to one person, you might be the world. Kindness is the golden chain by which our world is bound together." -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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β€œOne day, the Great European war wi...

β€œOne day, the Great European war will come out of some damned foolish thing in the Balkans.” -Otto von Bismarck
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If I love you, what bu...

If I love you, what business is it of yours? β€”Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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Two things you should neve...

Two things you should never watch being made are laws and sausages - Otto Von Bismark
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'He who possesses art and science has r...

'He who possesses art and science has religion; he who does not possess them, needs religion." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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"A man can stand anything exc...

"A man can stand anything except a succession of ordinary days." β€” Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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"Laws are like sausages. I...

"Laws are like sausages. It's better not to see them being made." β€” Otto von Bismarck
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"We are so vain that we even care...

"We are so vain that we even care for the opinion of those we don't care for." β€” Marie Ebner von Eschenbach
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β€œTo think is easy. To act is diffic...

β€œTo think is easy. To act is difficult. To act as one thinks is the most difficult.” β€” Johann Wolfgang Von Goeth
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β€œTo think is easy. To act is hard. But the ha...

β€œTo think is easy. To act is hard. But the hardest thing in the world is to act in accordance with your thinking.” ― Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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As soon as you trust yours...

As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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β€œTreat people as if they were what they ought...

β€œTreat people as if they were what they ought to be and you help them to become what they are capable of being.” - Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
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β€œIf you treat an individual as he is, he will remain how he is. But ...

β€œIf you treat an individual as he is, he will remain how he is. But if you treat him as if he were what he ought to be and could be, he will become what he ought to be and could be.” ― Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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"A man can stand anything exc...

"A man can stand anything except a succession of ordinary days." β€” Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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"Mathematicians are like Frenchmen: whatever you say to t...

"Mathematicians are like Frenchmen: whatever you say to them they translate into their own language and forthwith it is something entirely different." -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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If you want to fool t...

If you want to fool the world, tell them the truth - Otto Von Bismarck
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"Trust the magic...

"Trust the magic of beginnings." -Eckhart von Hochheim
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"None are more hopelessly enslaved...

"None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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β€œAnyone who has ever looked into the glazed ey...

β€œAnyone who has ever looked into the glazed eyes of a soldier dying on the battlefield will think hard before starting a war..” Otto Von Bismarck
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Doubt grows with...

Doubt grows with knowledge. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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Character develops itse...

Character develops itself in the stream of life. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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He is happiest, be he king or...

He is happiest, be he king or peasant, who finds peace in his home. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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"I think I like my brain best in a bar fight with my heart. I think I like myself ...

"I think I like my brain best in a bar fight with my heart. I think I like myself a little broken, with rough edges, a little harder to grasp. I like poetry better than therapy anyway. The poems never judge me for healing wrong." - Clementine von Ridacs
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Just trust yourself, the...

Just trust yourself, then you will know how to live. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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