Posted by Johann on May 05, 2005 at 01:02:19:
In Reply to: does anyone have anything intelligent to say posted by paul on May 05, 2005 at 00:52:28:
All intelligent thoughts have already been thought; what is necessary is only to try to think them again.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
A clever man commits no minor blunders.
A correct answer is like an affectionate kiss.
A collections of anecdotes and maxims is the greatest of treasures for the man of the world, for he knows how to intersperse conversation with the former in fit places, and to recollect the latter on proper occasions.
A creation of importance can only be produced when its author isolates himself, it is a child of solitude.
A leaf that is destined to grow large is full of grooves and wrinkles at the start. Now if one has no patience and wants it smooth offhand like a willow leaf, there is trouble ahead.
A 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.
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