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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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About Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

We are never deceived; we deceive ourselves.

Deception Quotes, by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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The deed is everything, the glory is naught.

Deed Quotes, by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try.

Effort Quotes, by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Correction does much, but encouragement does more.

Encouragement Quotes, by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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It is easier to perceive error than to find truth, for the former lies on the surface and is easily seen, while the latter lies in the depth, where few are willing to search for it.

Errors Quotes, by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Nothing hurts a new truth more than an old error

Errors Quotes, by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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He who moves not forward, goes backward

Growth Quotes, by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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What is uttered from the heart alone, Will win the hearts of others to your own.

Heart Quotes, by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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In all things it is better to hope than to despair

Hope Quotes, by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Love is an ideal thing, marriage a real thing; a confusion of the real with the ideal never goes unpunished

Ideals 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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Those who know nothing of foreign languages know nothing of their own.

Knowledge Quotes, by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Nothing shows a man's character more than what he laughs at.

Laughter Quotes, by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Good children's literature appeals not only to the child in the adult, but to the adult in the child

Literature 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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Magic is believing in yourself, if you can do that, you can make anything happen.

Magic Quotes, by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Whatever you think you can do or believe you can do, begin it. Action has magic, grace and power in it.

Magic Quotes, by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Nothing is more revolting than the majority; for it consists of few vigorous predecessors, of knaves who accommodate themselves, of weak people who assimilate themselves, and the mass that toddles after them without knowing in the least what it wants

Majority Quotes, by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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A collection of anecdotes and maxims is the greatest of treasures for the man of the world, for he knows how to intersperse conversation with the former in fit places, and to recollect the latter on proper occasions

Maxim Quotes, by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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A man does not mind being blamed for his faults, and being punished for them, and he patiently suffers much for them; but he becomes impatient if he is required to give them up

Men Quotes, by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Everything great and intelligent is in the minority

Minority Quotes, by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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What is not started today is never finished tomorrow.

Motivational Quotes, by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Mysteries are not necessarily miracles.

Mystery 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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By nature we have no defect that could not become a strength, no strength that could not become a defect

Nature Quotes, by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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