"If in anything at all, it was this that I became my own master."
"The knight of knowledge must be able not only to love his enemies, but also to hate his friends."
"To regard one's self as a destiny, not to wish one's self different - this is sagacity itself."
"But the disparity which obtains between the greatness of my task and the smallness of my contemporaries, is revealed by the fact that people have neither heard me nor yet seen me."
Nur Lumpe sind bescheiden (Only nobodies are ever modest)
--- Goethe (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)