A rousing force emanates from the important findings, which, in turn, inspires receptive natures to strive for achievements of their own. We produce our journal for such people. And we seek out these avant-garde. This constitutes our entire program. This program for Angewandte Chemie was formulated by Wilhelm Foerst 50 years ago, and still holds today. It is at the heart of this Editorial on the occasion of the journal’s 125th anniversary, in which a monument for the unknown referee is proposed.