Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"As if whipped by invisible spirits, the sun steeds of time run away with the light chariot of our destiny, and nothing remains to us but to hold onto the reins with calm courage, steering the wheels, now right, now left, from the stone here and the abyss there. Where it goes---who knows? One hardly remembers from where one came."

Goethe skating in Frankfort

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe and his pal Friedrick Shiller just west of the Academy in Golden Gate Park.