Johann Herder

Johann Herder

German cultural historian
The friend who holds up before me the mirror, conceals not my smallest faults, warns me kindly, reproves me affectionately, when I have not performed my duty, he is my friend, however little he may appear so. But if a man praises and lauds me, never reproves me, overlooks my faults, and forgives them before I have repented, he is my enemy, however much he may appear my friend.More Johann Herder quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Man is a central creature between the animals, that is to say, the most perfect form, which unites the traits of all in the most complete epitome.More Johann Herder quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The craving for a delicate fruit is pleasanter than the fruit itself.More Johann Herder quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
It is a hard but good law of fate, that as every evil, so every excessive power, wears itself out.More Johann Herder quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Say oh wise man how you have come to such knowledge? Because I was never ashamed to confess my ignorance and ask others.More Johann Herder quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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