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Thought For the Day: The Moment Men Obtain Perfect Freedom, That Moment They Erect A Stage For the Manifestation of Their Faults

 “The moment men obtain perfect freedom, that moment they erect a stage for the manifestation of their faults. The strong characters begin to go wrong by excess of energy; the weak by remissness of action.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: The Ideal of Beauty Is Simplicity and Tranquility

“The ideal of beauty is simplicity and tranquility.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe    

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Thought For the Day: Where the Light Is Brightest, the Shadows Are Deepest

“Where the light is brightest, the shadows are deepest.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe    

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Thought For the Day: Wisdom Is Out There To Be Thought On and Made Our Own

“All truly wise thoughts have been thought already thousands of times; but to make them truly ours, we must think them over again honestly, till they take root in our personal experience.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832)    

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Thought For the Day: Treat People As If They Are What The Should Be and Help Them Become All They Capable of Being

“Treat 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 (1749-1832)      

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Thought For the Day: Parents Should Not Make Life Too Easy On Children

“Too many parents make life hard for their children by trying, too zealously, to make it easy for them.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, poet, dramatist, novelist, and philosopher (28 Aug 1749-1832) Encouragement is one thing. We should help our … Continue reading

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