quote by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

True love is love that stays constant for ever, whatever it's fortune; whether requited or scored, filled or sent empty away.

— Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Most Powerful Requital quotations

God and the Doctor we alike adore But only when in danger, not before;

The danger o'er, both are alike requited, God is forgotten, and the Doctor slighted.

Men are more prone to revenge injuries than to requite kindness.

My last refuge, my books: simple pleasures, like finding wild onions by the side of a road, or requited love.

The act of longing for something will always be more intense than the requiting of it.

The golden eye of justice sees, and requites the unjust man.

Earthly greatness is a nice thing, and requires so much chariness in the managing, as the contentment of it cannot requite.

The Christian must treat his enemy as a brother, and requite his hostility with love. His behavior must be determined not by the way others treat him, but by the treatment he himself receives from Jesus; it has only one source, and that is the will of Jesus.

You like someone who can't like you back because unrequited love can be survived in a way that once-requited love cannot.

I once knew a man out of courtesy help a lame dog over a stile, and he for requital bit his fingers.

Some pretend want of power to make a competent return;

and you shall find in others a kind of graceless modesty, that makes a man ashamed of requiting an obligation, because it is a confession that he has received one.

By art he gladly found what he did seek, A full requital of his striving pain.

Art can do much, but this maxim's most sure: A weak or wounded brain admits no cure.

O world, world! thus is the poor agent despised.

O traitors and bawds, how earnestly are you set a-work, and how ill requited! Why should our endeavor be so loved, and the performance so loathed?

We love even when our love is not requited.

What did our nation ever do to provoke these madly vicious enemies? What is seen as injustice in one place is seen as just requital in the other.

When, however, you have an enemy, then do not requite him good for evil: for that would shame him. Instead, prove that he did some good for you. And rather be angry than put to shame! And when you are cursed, I do not like it that you want to bless. Rather curse a little also! And if you are done a great injustice, then quickly add five small ones. Hideous to behold is he who is obsessed with an injustice.

The right way to requite evil, according to Jesus, is not to resist it.

This saying of Christ removes the Church from the sphere of politics and law.

You find in some a sort of graceless modesty, that makes them ashamed to requite an obligation.

There is as much greatness of mind in the owning of a good turn as in the doing of it; and we must no more force a requital out of season than be wanting in it.

Love requited is a short circuit.

One sparrow is worth a thousand gulls, When it sings.

The gull sits on chimney-tops. He mocks the guinea, challenges The crow, inciting various modes. The sparrow requites one, without intent.

Now you say, alas! Christianity is hard;

I grant it; but gainful and happy. I contemn the difficulty when I respect the advantage. The greatest labors that have answerable requitals are less than the least that have no regard. Believe me, when I look to the reward, I would not have the work easier. It is a good Master whom we serve, who not only pays, but gives; not after the proportion of our earnings, but of His own mercy.

God, and Parents, and our Master, can never be requited.

We can more easily avenge an injury than requite a kindness;

on this account, because there is less difficulty in getting the better of the wicked than in making one's self equal with the good.

Intent on one great love, perfect, Requited and for ever, I missed love's everywhere Small presence, thousand-guised.

There is not on earth so base a knave as the man who wins the love of a woman when he knows that he cannot or ought not to requite it.

The gods, (if gods to goodness are inclined If acts of mercy touch their heavenly mind), And, more than all the gods, your generous heart, Conscious of worth, requite its own desert!

No silver saints, by dying misers giv'n, Here brib'd the rage of ill-requited heav'n; But such plain roofs as Piety could raise, And only vocal with the Maker's praise.

It seems clear at last that our love for the natural world-Nature-is the only means by which we can requite God's obvious love for it.

Benefits received are a delight to us as long as we think we can requite them;

when that possibility is far exceeded, they are repaid with hatred instead of gratitude.

Requite injury with kindness.

If you have an enemy, do not requite him evil with good, for that would put him to shame. Rather prove that he did you some good.

He who acknowledges a kindness has it still, and he who has a grateful sense of it has requited it.

Do you think that love has to be requited to be genuine? On the contrary, it thrives on indifference.

You will have a growing knack for gravitating toward wilder, wetter, more interesting problems. More and more, you will be drawn to the kind of gain that doesn't requite pain. You'll be so alive and awake that you'll cheerfully push yourself out of your comfort zone in the direction of your personal frontier well before you're forced to do so by divine kicks in the ass.

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