Tag Archives: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Personality

Personality is provocative.

It’s no co-incidence that The Lion King‘s Zazu is one of these!

Quotes to consider:

“Personality is everything in art and poetry.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“Personality is the glitter that sends your little gleam across the footlights and the orchestra pit into that big black space where the audience is.” – Mae West

“We should take care not to make the intellect our god; it has, of course, powerful muscles, but no personality.” – Albert Einstein
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Observation

Observation → Opportunity

CHEETAH ON THE LOOKOUT - Masai Mara, Kenya
CHEETAH ON THE LOOKOUT – Masai Mara, Kenya

Taking time to observe often brings rewards far exceeding expectation.

Quotes to consider:

“Thinking is more interesting than knowing, but less interesting than looking.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“To him that watches, everything is revealed.” – Italian Proverb
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Home

Home has no substitute.

BLACK EAGLE ON NEST - Roodekrans, Johannesburg, South Africa
BLACK EAGLE ON NEST – Roodekrans, Johannesburg, South Africa

Quotes to consider:

“A house is made of walls and beams; a home is built with love and dreams.” – Unknown

“Home is not where you live, but where they understand you” – Christian Morganstern

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Aloneness

Aloneness ≠ Isolation

LONE BUFFALO BULL - Timbavati Private Game Reserve, South Africa
LONE BUFFALO BULL – Timbavati Private Game Reserve, South Africa

Quotes to consider:

“I love to be alone. I never found the companion that was so companionable as solitude.” – Henry David Thoreau

“The soul that sees beauty may sometimes walk alone.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Action

Action = creative currency

BEE DRINKING NECTAR
BEE DRINKING NECTAR

Quotes to consider:

“Take time to deliberate; but when the time for action arrives, stop thinking and go in.” – Napoleon Bonaparte

“Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Thinking

Thinking can get in the way of knowing.

MALE BABOON - Moremi Game Reserve, Okavango, Botswana
MALE BABOON – Moremi Game Reserve, Okavango, Botswana

Quotes to consider:

“Take time to deliberate; but when the time for action arrives, stop thinking and go in.” – Napoleon Bonaparte

“Thinking is easy, acting is difficult, and to put one’s thoughts into action is the most difficult thing in the world.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Responsibility

Sticking your head in the sand (unlike an ostrich :-)) only exposes everything else.

OSTRICH - Rhino & Lion Nature Reserve, South Africa
OSTRICH – Rhino & Lion Nature Reserve, South Africa

Quotes to consider:

“Be the change you want to see in the world.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“Let everyone sweep in front of his own door, and the whole world will be clean.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“It is easy to dodge our responsibilities, but we cannot dodge the consequences of dodging our responsibilities.” – Josiah Charles Stamp

Notes:

‘Contrary to popular belief, Ostriches do not bury their heads in sand…This myth likely began with Pliny the Elder (A.D. 23-79), who wrote that Ostriches “imagine, when they have thrust their head and neck into a bush, that the whole of their body is concealed.”‘ – Wikipedia.

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