You can easily judge the character of a man by how he treats those who can do nothing for him.
Other Johann Wolfgang von Goethe quotes:
Willing is not enough, we must do.
Before you can do something, you must first be something.
At the moment of commitment the entire universe conspires to assist you.
Courage is the commitment to begin without any guarantee of success.
If I accept you as you are, I will make you worse; however, if I treat you as though you are what you are capable of becoming, I help you become that.
Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.
By seeking and blundering that we learn.
A man sees in the world what he carries in his heart.
In all things it's better to hope than to despair.
The dangers of life are infinite, and among them is safety.