A note from Goethe

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Johann Wolfgang von Goethes book Wilhelm Meister's apprenticeship (1795-1796) is still worth reading. Originally a reading matter during my studies, I still like to read it today.

The following quote is from this, namely from Book 8, Chapter 4:

“If we … take people as they are, we make them worse; if we treat them as if they were what they should be, we take them where they need to be taken.”

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Although Goethe's knowledge is still valid today, it is becoming increasingly difficult, at least for me, to implement this advice.

But this is probably only due to their own age.


"We are what we are, because of the vibrations of thought which we pick up and register, through the stimuli of our daily environment."

napoleon hill, Think and Grow Rich (2015 [1937]: 30)

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