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James Wood, comp.  Dictionary of Quotations.  1899.
  Auf Wind und Meer gebautes Glück ist schwankend—The fortune is insecure that is at the mercy of wind and wave.  1
  Die kranke Seele muss sich selber helfen—The sick soul must work its own cure (lit. help itself).  2
  Ein Arzt darf auch dem Feind sich nicht entziehen—A physician may not turn his back even on an enemy.  3
  Nur was wir selber glauben, glaubt man uns—People give us credit only for what we ourselves believe.  4
  O der Magnet des Wahns zieht mächtig—Oh, how powerfully the magnet of illusion attracts.  5
  Talent has almost always this advantage (Vorsprung) over genius—that the former endures, the latter often explodes, or runs to waste (verpufft).  6
  Talent ist Form, Genie Stoff—Talent is form, genius is substance.  7
  There must be hearts which know the depths of our being, and swear by us, even when the whole world forsakes us.  8

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