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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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He who moves not forward, goes backward

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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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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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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To know someone here or there with whom you can feel there is understanding in spite of distances or thoughts expressed that can make life a garden.

Understanding Quotes, by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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He who does not feel his friends to be the world to him, does not deserve that the world should hear of him.

Value Quotes, by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Where there are no women there are no good manners

Value Quotes, by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

Will Quotes, by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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What is not in a man cannot come out of him surely.

Proverbs Quotes, by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe , Source: Herman and Dorothea (canto III, l. 3)

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E'en his failings leaned to virtue's side.

Proverbs Quotes, by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe , Source: Herman and Dorothea (canto III, l. 3)

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Wept o'er his wounds, or tales of sorrow done, Shoulder'd his crutch, and show'd how fields were won.

Proverbs Quotes, by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe , Source: Herman and Dorothea (canto III, l. 3)

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Chill penury repressed their noble rage, And froze the genial current of the soul.

Proverbs Quotes, by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe , Source: Herman and Dorothea (canto III, l. 3)

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Some mute, inglorious Milton here may rest.

Proverbs Quotes, by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe , Source: Herman and Dorothea (canto III, l. 3)

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We frolic while 'tis May.

Proverbs Quotes, by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe , Source: Herman and Dorothea (canto III, l. 3)

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What sorrow was, thou bad'st her know, And from her own she learnt to melt at others' woe.

Proverbs Quotes, by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe , Source: Herman and Dorothea (canto III, l. 3)

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