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Patriotism ruins history ~ Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

People often say to themselves in life that they should avoid a variety of occupation, and, more particularly, be the less willing to enter upon new work the older they grow. But it is easy to talk, easy to give advice to oneself and others. To grow old is itself to enter upon a new business; all the circumstances change, and a man must either cease acting altogether, or willingly and consciously take over the new role ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Perfection is the measure of heaven, and the wish to be perfect the measure of man ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Piety is not an end, but a means: a means of attaining the highest culture by the purest tranquility of soul. Hence it may be observed that those who set up piety as an end and object are mostly hypocrites ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Power should act and not talk ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Science and art belong to the whole world, and before them vanish the barriers of nationality ~ Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

Superstition is a part of the very being of humanity; and when we fancy that we are banishing it altogether, it takes refuge in the strangest nooks and corners, and then suddenly comes forth again, as soon as it believes itself at all safe ~ ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Superstition is the poetry of life ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Tell me with whom you associate, and I will tell you who you are ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

That is true symbolism, where the more particular represents the more general, not as a dream or a shade, but as a vivid, instantaneous revelation of the inscrutable ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe



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The assault of our enemies is not part of our life; it is only part of our experience; we throw it off and guard ourselves against it as against frost, storm, rain, hail, or any other of the external evils which may be expected to happen ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The Beautiful is a manifestation of secret laws of nature, which, without its presence, would never have been revealed ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The day is committed to error and floundering; success and achievement are matters of long range ~ Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

The day of fortune is like a harvest day. We must be busy when the corn is ripe ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The deed is everything, the glory naught ~ Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

The dignity of Art appears perhaps most conspicuously in Music; for in Music there is no material to be deducted. It is wholly form and intrinsic value, and it raises and ennobles all that it expresses ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The errors of a man are what make him really lovable ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The field of experience is the whole universe in all directions. Theory remains shut up within the limits of human faculties ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The further knowledge advances, the nearer we come to the unfathomable ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The greatest piece of folly is that every man thinks himself compelled to hand down what people think they have known ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Quotes



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The historian's duty is to separate the true from the false, the certain from the uncertain, and the doubtful from that which cannot be accepted ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The history of knowledge is a great fugue in which the voices of the nations one after the other emerge ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The longer I live, the more it grieves me to see man, who occupies his supreme place for the very purpose of imposing his will upon nature, and freeing himself and his from an outrageous necessity, to see him taken up with some false notion, and doing just the opposite of what he wants to do; and then, because the whole bent of his mind is spoilt, bungling miserably over everything ~ ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The man who masters himself is delivered from the force that binds all creatures ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The most foolish of all errors is for clever young men to believe that they forfeit their originality in recognizing a truth which has already been recognized by others ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The real scholar learns how to evolve the unknown from the known, and draws near the master ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The soul that sees beauty may sometimes walk alone ~ Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

The truth is Godlike: we do not see it itself; we must guess at it through its manifestations ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The whole art of living consists in giving up existence in order to exist ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The world of reason is to be regarded as a great and immortal being, who ceaselessly works out what is necessary, and so makes himself lord also over what is accidental ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Quotes



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