Wilhelm Von Humboldt Quotes

Top 35 wise famous quotes and sayings by Wilhelm Von Humboldt

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Wilhelm Von Humboldt quotes: No matter how good or great a man may be, there is yet a better and a greater man within him. No matter how good or great a man may be, there is yet a better and a greater man within him.
Wilhelm Von Humboldt quotes: Faith can be interested in results only, for a truth once recognized as such puts an end to the believer's thinking. Faith can be interested in results only, for a truth once recognized as such puts an end to the believer's thinking.
Wilhelm Von Humboldt quotes: Samskrit is the unsurpassed zenith in the whole development of languages yet known to us. Samskrit is the unsurpassed zenith in the whole development of languages yet known to us.
Wilhelm Von Humboldt quotes: The State is not in itself an end, but is only a means towards human development. The State is not in itself an end, but is only a means towards human development.
Wilhelm Von Humboldt quotes: Real inward devotion knows no prayer but that arising from the depths of its own feelings. Real inward devotion knows no prayer but that arising from the depths of its own feelings.
Wilhelm Von Humboldt quotes: It is usually more important how a man meets his fate than what it is. It is usually more important how a man meets his fate than what it is.
Wilhelm Von Humboldt quotes: Even by means of our sorrows we belong to the eternal plan. Even by means of our sorrows we belong to the eternal plan.
Wilhelm Von Humboldt quotes: Absolutely nothing is so important for a nation's culture as its language. Absolutely nothing is so important for a nation's culture as its language.
Wilhelm Von Humboldt quotes: Results are nothing; the energies which produce them and which again spring from them are everything. Results are nothing; the energies which produce them and which again spring from them are everything.
Wilhelm Von Humboldt quotes: How a person masters his fate is more important than what his fate is. How a person masters his fate is more important than what his fate is.
Wilhelm Von Humboldt quotes: Life, in all ranks and situations, is an outward occupation, an actual and active work. Life, in all ranks and situations, is an outward occupation, an actual and active work.
Wilhelm Von Humboldt quotes: How a person masters his or her fate is more important than what that fate is. How a person masters his or her fate is more important than what that fate is.
Wilhelm Von Humboldt quotes: We have not the remotest realistic inkling of a consciousness which is not self-consciousness. We have not the remotest realistic inkling of a consciousness which is not self-consciousness.
Wilhelm Von Humboldt quotes: Human nature must be something which always remains one and the same, but which may be carried out in manifold ways. Human nature must be something which always remains one and the same, but which may be carried out in manifold ways.
Wilhelm Von Humboldt quotes: Language is the spiritual exhalation of the nation. Language is the spiritual exhalation of the nation.
Wilhelm Von Humboldt quotes: All growth toward perfection is but a returning to original existence. All growth toward perfection is but a returning to original existence.
Wilhelm Von Humboldt quotes: When we ... devote ourselves to the strict and unsparing performance of duty, ihen happiness comes of itself. When we ... devote ourselves to the strict and unsparing performance of duty, ihen happiness comes of itself.
Wilhelm Von Humboldt quotes: Fancy brings us as many vain hopes as idle fears. Fancy brings us as many vain hopes as idle fears.
Wilhelm Von Humboldt quotes: It is continued temperance which sustains the body for the longest period of time, and which most surely preserves it free from sickness. It is continued temperance which sustains the body for the longest period of time, and which most surely preserves it free from sickness.
Wilhelm Von Humboldt quotes: The sorrow which calls for help and comfort is not the greatest, nor does it come from the depths of the heart. The sorrow which calls for help and comfort is not the greatest, nor does it come from the depths of the heart.
Wilhelm Von Humboldt quotes: The more a man acts on his own, the more he develops himself. In large associations he is too prone to become merely an instrument. The more a man acts on his own, the more he develops himself. In large associations he is too prone to become merely an instrument.
Wilhelm Von Humboldt quotes: Happiness is so nonsynonymous with joy or pleasure that it is not infrequently sought and felt in grief and deprivation. Happiness is so nonsynonymous with joy or pleasure that it is not infrequently sought and felt in grief and deprivation.
Wilhelm Von Humboldt quotes: Only what we have wrought into our character during life can we take with us. Only what we have wrought into our character during life can we take with us.
Wilhelm Von Humboldt quotes: True enjoyment comes from activity of the mind and exercise of the body; the two are ever united. True enjoyment comes from activity of the mind and exercise of the body; the two are ever united.
Wilhelm Von Humboldt quotes: All translating seems to me to be simply an attempt to accomplish an impossible task. All translating seems to me to be simply an attempt to accomplish an impossible task.