Wednesday, February 18, 2009

"Goethe" pronounced "Gare-Tah"

I'm not the best coach in the world, and I don't always manage to abide by these, but the following quotes from a German writer are bits of philosophy that I believe make better coaches.

“Correction does much, but encouragement does more.”

—Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832), philosopher, scientist, author

“Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being.” — Goethe

“A leaf that is supposed to grow is full of wrinkles and creases before it develops; if one doesn't have the patience and wants the leaf to be as smooth as a willow leaf from the start, then there is a problem.”
— Goethe

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