Quotes & Worldly Wisdoms

  • Vegetarians

    Vegetarians do not eat any animals,
    but they steal the fodder from them.

    Robert Lembke, German Journalist, 17 September 1913 - 14 January 1989

  • Stupidity

    Two things are infinite, the universe and the human stupidity,
    but in relation to the universe I am not yet completely sure.

    Albert Einstein, German-American Physicist, 14 March 1879 - 18 April 1955

  • Agreement

    If one says that one agrees a thing in principle,
    then it means that one does not have the smallest intention of accomplishing it in practice.

    Otto von Bismarck, Germany's first Chanceller and "Founder" of the German Empire, 1 April 1815 - 30 July 1898

  • Intelligence

    The advantage of the intelligence consists of the fact that one can place oneself stupidly.
    The opposite is already much more difficult.

    Kurt Tucholsky, German Writer, 9 January 1890 - 21 December 1935

  • Theory & Practice

    Theory is knowledge that doesn't work.
    Practice is when everything works and one doesn't know why.

    Hermann Hesse, German Poet, 2 July 1877 - 9 August 1962

  • Inventions

    The secret of all those who make inventions is
    to consider nothing as impossible.

    Justus von Liebig, German Chemist, 12 May 1803 - 18 April 1875

  • Every Thing

    Every thing at first seems ridiculous,
    is then attacked and finally is accepted as a matter of course.

    Artur Schopenhauer, German Philosopher, 22 February 1788 - 21 September 1860

  • God and Nature

    God and Nature make nothing in vain.

    Paracelsus, Theoprastus Bombastus von Hohenheim, German Physician and Natural Scientist, November 1493 - 24 September 1541

  • Great Deeds

    If you cannot do great deeds, then faithfully carry out the smallest.

    Johann Kaspar Lavater, Swiss Theologian, Philosopher, and Writer, 15 November 1741 - 2 January 1801

  • You, yourself

    Be true to yourself, that is more attractive than cheating and forcing yourself into an uncongenial mold.
    Basically, no one asks you to spring over your own shadow.

    Viktor Blüthgen, German Writer and Editor of the Magazine "Gartenlaube", 4 January 1844 - 2 April 1920)

  • Three Qualities

    Besides his wisdom, three other qualities characterize the educator:
    varacity, courage and a sense of proportion.

    Ludwig Klages, German Philosopher, 10 December 1872 - 29 July 1956

  • God

    My religion consists of a humble admiration of the illimitable superior spirit who reveals himself in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble mind.

    Albert Einstein, German-American Physicist, 14 March 1879 - 18 April 1955