The greatest evil that can befall man is that he should come to think ill of himself.
Other Johann Wolfgang von Goethe quotes:
A person hears only what they understand.
Be generous with kindly words, especially about those who are absent.
It is not doing the thing we like to do, but liking the thing we have to do, that makes life blessed.
It is not enough to have knowledge; one must apply it. It is not enough to have wishes; one must also accomplish it.
I respect the man who knows distinctly what he wants.
You can easily judge the character of a man by how he treats those who can do nothing for him.
If you wish to know the mind of a man, listen to his words.
Perseverance is a silent power that grows irresistibly greater with time.
To have more, you must first be more.
Sowing is not as difficult so reaping.