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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

A man's errors are what make him amiable.

Errors Quotes, by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Every situation, every moment -- is of infinite worth; for it is the representative of a whole eternity.

Eternity Quotes, by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Which government is best? That which teaches us to govern ourselves.

Government Quotes, by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Someday perhaps the inner light will shine forth from us, and then we'll need no other light.

Guidance Quotes, by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Take care of your body with steadfast fidelity. The soul must see through these eyes alone, and if they are dim, the whole world is clouded.

Health Quotes, by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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If you start to think about your physical or moral condition, you usually find that you are sick.

Illness Quotes, by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Things which matter most must never be at the mercy of things which matter least.

Importance 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.

Indecision Quotes, by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

Language Quotes, by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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In the end we retain from our studies only that which we practically apply.

Learning Quotes, by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Letters are among the most significant memorial a person can leave behind them.

Letters Quotes, by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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To be pleased with one's limits is a wretched state.

Limitations Quotes, by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Things which matter most must never be at the mercy of things which matter least.

Mercy Quotes, by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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It is not doing the thing we like to do, but liking the thing we have to do, that makes life blessed.

Obligation Quotes, by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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All truly wise thoughts have been thought already thousands of times; but to make them truly ours, we must think them over again honestly, till they take root in our personal experience.

Originality Quotes, by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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What we do not understand we do not possess.

Possessions Quotes, by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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God could cause us considerable embarrassment by revealing all the secrets of nature to us: we should not know what to do for sheer apathy and boredom.

Secrets Quotes, by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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If you modestly enjoy your fame you are not unworthy to rank with the holy.

Unworthy Quotes, by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Daring ideas are like chessmen moved forward. They may be beaten, but they may start a winning game.

Winning Quotes, by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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