"Wilhelm, what is the world to our hearts without love? What is a magic-lantern without light? You have but to kindle the flame within, and the brightest figures shine on the white wall; and, if love only show us fleeting shadows, we are yet happy, when, like mere children, we behold them, and are transported with the splendid phantoms."

The Sorrows of Young Werther by J.W. von Goethe

 

 

Vorlesung aus Goethes Werther by Wilhelm Amberg (German, 1822­–1899)