1. Live each day as if your life had just begun.

    212
  2. Enjoy when you can, and endure when you must.

    110
  3. Plunge boldly into the thick of life, and seize it where you will, it is always interesting.

    97
  4. A useless life is an early death.

    79
  5. People of uncommon abilities generally fall into eccentricities when their sphere of life is not adequate to their abilities.

    69
  6. The greatest thing in this world is not so much where we stand as in what direction we are moving.

    54
  7. This is the highest wisdom that I own; freedom and life are earned by those alone who conquer them each day anew.

    51
  8. Rest not. Life is sweeping by; go and dare before you die. Something mighty and sublime, leave behind to conquer time.

    37
  9. Life is too short to drink bad wine.

    31
  10. All theory, dear friend, is gray, but the golden tree of life springs ever green.

    28

The complete list of 1772 Johann Wolfgang von Goethe sayings