Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Goethe, On Proverbs and Reflections

"Nothing is more terrible than ignorance in action."

"Nothing is more damaging to a new truth than an old error."
Sprüche in Prosa (Proverbs in Prose, 1819) 

"Very often when we have found ourselves forever separated from 
what we had intended to achieve, we have already, on our way, found something else worth desiring."
Maxims and Reflections (1833)

Author: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe