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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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No one would talk much in society, if he knew how often he misunderstands others.

Communication Quotes, by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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The coward threatens when he is safe.

Cowards Quotes, by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Deny yourself! You must deny yourself! That is the song that never ends.

Denial Quotes, by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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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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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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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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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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