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Who is the happiest of men ? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though'twere his own.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

If you would create something, you must be something.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

A man sees in the world what he carries in his heart.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

We can always redeem the man who aspires and strives.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Talent is formed in solitude, character in the bustle of the world.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Knowing is not enough we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Be bold, and mighty forces will come to your aid.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

What you can do, or dream you can, begin it, boldness has genius, power and magic in it.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Treat a man as he is and he will remain as he is. Treat a man as he can and should be and he will become as he can and should be.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you'll help them to become what they are capable of becoming.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it, begin it now.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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All-righty then !

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You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.

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There's no crying in baseball !

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A dream is just a dream. A goal is a dream with a plan and a deadline.

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You can't have a better tomorrow if you are thinking about yesterday all the time.

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It's easier to prepare and prevent, than to repair and repent.

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If a profound gulf separates my neighbor's belief from mine, there is always the golden bridge of tolerance.

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As strong as my legs are, it is my mind that has made me a champion.

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