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219 Famous Quotes by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
8/28/1749 - 3/22/1832
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Johann Wolfgang Goethe     Goethe     Johann Goethe
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Which is the best government? That which teaches us to govern ourselves

Government Quotes, by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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There is nothing more frightful than ignorance in action.

Ignorance Quotes, by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Loving is a feeling that brings both joy and pain to my heart. Joy from being with you, being filled with an emotion so deep and tender that no other feeling can compare. Pain from knowing that I'm so in love, that I'm more vulnerable than I've ever

Joy Quotes, by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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There is nothing more frightful than ignorance in action.

Action Quotes, by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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To accept good advice is but to increase one's own ability

Advice Quotes, by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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He is the happiest, be he king or peasant, who finds peace in his home

Home Quotes, by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Then indecision brings its own delays,And days are lost lamenting o'er lost days.Are you in earnest? Seize this very minute;What you can do, or dream you can, begin it;Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.

Indecision Quotes, by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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If all my friends were to jump off a bridge, I wouldn't follow. I'd be at the bottom to catch them when they fall.

Loyalty Quotes, by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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The decline of literature indicates the decline of a nation.

Nations Quotes, by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Thinking is more interesting than knowing, but less interesting than looking

Observation Quotes, by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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This is the highest wisdom that I own; freedom and life are earned by those alone who conquer them each day anew.

Persistence Quotes, by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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What is important in life is life, and not the result of life.

Priorities Quotes, by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Everything in the world may be endured, except only a succession of prosperous days. [Ger., Alles in der Welt lasst sich ertragen, Nur nicht eine Reihe von schonen Tagen.]

Prosperity Quotes, by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe , Source: Spruche in Reimen (III)

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The sea is flowing ever, The land retains it never.

Ocean Quotes, by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe , Source: Hikmet Nameh--Book of Proverbs

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The universal subjugator, the commonplace. [Ger., Was uns alle bandigt, das Gemeine.]

Unity Quotes, by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe , Source: Taschenbuch fur Damen auf das Jahr

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A wounded heart can with difficulty be cured. [Ger., Doch ein gekranktes Herz erholt sich schwer.]

Heart Quotes, by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe , Source: Torquato Tasso (IV, 4, 24)

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Nature is beneficent. I praise her and all her works. She is silent and wise. She is cunning, but for good ends. She has brought me here and will also lead me away. She may scold me, but she will not hate her work. I trust her.

Cunning Quotes, by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.

Action Quotes, by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Thinking is easy, acting is difficult, and to put one's thoughts into action is the most difficult thing in the world.

Action Quotes, by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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The chief cause of failure and unhappiness is trading what we want most for what we want in the moment

Unhappiness Quotes, by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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The work of art may have a moral effect, but to demand moral purpose from the artist is to make him ruin his work

Art Quotes, by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Behavior is a mirror in which every one displays his own image

Behavior Quotes, by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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In all things it is better to hope than to despair

Despair Quotes, by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Each one sees what he carries in his heart

Heart Quotes, by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Be generous with kindly words, especially about those who are absent.

Kindness Quotes, by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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