Wilhelm von Humboldt — Russian Philosopher born on June 22, 1767, died on April 08, 1835

Friedrich Wilhelm Christian Karl Ferdinand von Humboldt was a Prussian philosopher, government functionary, diplomat, and founder of the Humboldt University of Berlin, which was named after him in 1949... (wikipedia)

True enjoyment comes from activity of the mind and exercise of the body; the two are ever united.
Only what we have wrought into our character during life can we take with us.
How a person masters his fate is more important than what his fate is.
I am more and more convinced that our happiness or our unhappiness depends far more on the way we meet the events of life than on the nature of those events themselves.
However great an evil immorality may be, we must not forget that it is not without its beneficial consequences. It is only through extremes that men can arrive at the middle path of wisdom and virtue.