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It is delightful to transport one’s self into the spirit of the past, to see how a wise man has thought before us ~ Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

It is difficult to know how to treat the errors of the age. If a man oppose them, he stands alone; if he surrender to them, they bring him neither joy nor credit ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

It is impossible to imagine Goethe or Beethoven being good at billiards or golf ~ Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

It is much easier to recognize error than to find truth; for error lies on the surface and may be overcome; but truth lies in the depths, and to search for it is not given to everyone ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

It is no wonder that we all more or less delight in the mediocre, because it leaves us in peace: it gives us the comfortable feeling of intercourse with what is like ourselves ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

It is not always needful for truth to take a definite shape; it is enough if it hovers about us like a spirit and produces harmony; if it is wafted through the air like the sound of a bell, grave and kindly ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

It may well be that a man is at times horribly threshed by misfortunes, public and private: but the reckless flail of Fate, when it beats the rich sheaves, crushes only the straw; and the corn feels nothing of it and dances merrily on the floor, careless whether its way is to the mill or the furrow ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Kindness is the golden chain by which society is bound together ~ Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do ~ Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

Let him who believes in immortality enjoy his happiness in silence without giving himself airs about it ~ Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe



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Let's plunge ourselves into the roar of time, the whirl of accident; may pain and pleasure, success and failure, shift as they will - it's only action that can make a man ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Life is the childhood of our immortality ~ Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

Life seems so vulgar, so easily content with the commonplace things of every day, and yet it always nurses and cherishes certain higher claims in secret, and looks about for the means of satisfying them ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Love of truth shows itself in this, that a man knows how to find and value the good in everything ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Men's prejudices rest upon their character for the time being and cannot be overcome, as being part and parcel of themselves. Neither evidence nor common sense nor reason has the slightest influence upon them ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Misunderstandings and neglect occasion more mischief in the world than even malice and wickedness ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Nature goes her own way, and all that to us seems an exception is really according to order ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Nature! We are surrounded by her and locked in her clasp: powerless to leave her, and powerless to come closer to her. Unasked and unwarned she takes us up into the whirl of her dance, and hurries on with us till we are weary and fall from her arms ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Night is the other half of life, and the better half ~ ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

No one is more of a slave than he who thinks himself free without being so ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe



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No one would speak much in society if he were aware how often we misunderstand others ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

None are so hopelessly enslaved as those who falsely believe they are free ~ Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

Nothing is more frightful than imagination without taste ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Nothing is more highly to be prized than the value of each day ~ Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

Nothing is to be rated higher than the value of the day ~ Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

Nothing is worth more than this day ~ Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

One never goes so far as when one doesn't know where one is going ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Opponents fancy they refute us when they repeat their own opinion and pay no attention to ours ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Our passions are, in truth, like the phoenix. When the old one burns away, the new one rises out of its ashes at once ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Painting and tattooing the body is a return to animalism ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Quotes



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