Quotes, sayings & poems

Birthday Wishes

Being joful, sorrowful and thoughtful

Being joful, sorrowful and thoughtful. Full of fear in floating anguish. On top of the world or in the depths of despair – happy is only the soul that loves.

- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Luck, luck!

Luck, luck! Who wants to say what you are and where you are!

- Theodor Fontane

O don't wish for anything to end

O don't wish for anything to end and don't wish anything back! Only the calm feeling of the presence is bliss.

- Friedrich Rückert

There is a tendency

There is a tendency for things to right themselves.

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Do not be too timid and squeamish about your actions

Do not be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment.

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Of all the ways of defining man

Of all the ways of defining man, the worst is the one which makes him out to be a rational animal.

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is by acts and not by ideas

It is by acts and not by ideas that people live.

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Tis God gives skill, but not without men's hand

Tis God gives skill, but not without men's hand: He could not make Antonio Stradivarius's violins without Antonio.

- George Eliot

We must not sit still and look for miracles

We must not sit still and look for miracles; up and doing, and the Lord will be with thee. Prayer and pains, through faith in Christ Jesus, will do anything.

- Sir John Eliot

Man has, as it were, become a kind of prosthetic God

Man has, as it were, become a kind of prosthetic God. When he puts on all his auxiliary organs, he is truly magnificent; but those organs have not grown on him and they still give him much trouble at times.

- Sigmund Freud

I have found little that is ''good'' about human beings on the whole

I have found little that is ''good'' about human beings on the whole. In my experience most of them are trash, no matter whether they publicly subscribe to this or that ethical doctrine or to none at all. That is something that you cannot say aloud, or perhaps even think.

- Sigmund Freud

When all is said the greatest action

When all is said the greatest action is to limit and isolate one's self.

- Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe