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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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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.

Nature Quotes, by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Nature has neither kernel nor shell; she is everything at once

Nature Quotes, by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Let everyone sweep in front of his own door, and the whole world will be clean.

Participation 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.

Perspective Quotes, by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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A man should hear a little music, read a little poetry, and see a fine picture every day of his life, in order that worldly cares may not obliterate the sense of the beautiful which God has implanted in the human soul.

Poetry Quotes, by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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When we treat man as he is, we make him worse than he is; when we treat him as if he already were what he potentially could be, we make him what he should be.

Potential Quotes, by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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He who moves not forward, goes backward

Progress Quotes, by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Doubt can only be removed by action.

Progress 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

Reality Quotes, by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Let everyone sweep in front of his own door, and the whole world will be clean.

Responsibility Quotes, by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Without haste, but without rest.

Rest Quotes, by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Science and art belong to the whole world, and before them vanish the barriers of nationality

Science Quotes, by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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"Know thyself"? If I knew myself I'd run away

Self-knowledge Quotes, by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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It is in self-imitation that a master first shows himself.

Self-mastery Quotes, by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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We can really respect a man only if he doesn't always look out for himself

Self-respect 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.

Sincerity Quotes, by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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A correct answer is like an affectionate kiss.

Solution Quotes, by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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The solution of every problem is another problem

Solution Quotes, by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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The artist alone sees spirits. But after he has told of their appearing to him, everybody sees them.

Spirit Quotes, by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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A really great talent finds its happiness in execution.

Talent Quotes, by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Motivation will almost always beat mere talent.

Talent Quotes, by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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When things are bad, we take comfort in the thought that they could always be worse. And when they are, we find hope in the thought that things are so bad they have to get better.

Thought Quotes, by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

Travel Quotes, by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Everyone hears only what he understands.

Understanding Quotes, by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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