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Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Quotes

(Johann Wolgang von Goethe Quotes)

Johann Wolgang vo Goethe - August 28, 1749 – March 22, 1832

Born -  Frankfurt - Holy Roman Empire

Died - Weimar, German Confederation

Family:

  • Mother - Catharina Elizabeth  Textor
  • Father - Johann Caspar Goethe
  • Wife - Christiane Vulpius
  • Siblings - Sister: Cornelia Friederike Christiana
  • Children - Julius August Walter

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A man avails himself of the truth so long as it is serviceable; but he seizes on what is false with a passionate eloquence as soon as he can make a momentary use of it ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

A man does not mind being blamed for his faults, and being punished for them, and he patiently suffers much for the sake of them; but he becomes impatient if he is required to give them up ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

A man must cling to the belief that the incomprehensible is comprehensible; otherwise he would not try to fathom it ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

A man's manners are the mirror in which he shows his portrait ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

A useless life is an early death ~ Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

Against criticism a man can neither protest nor defend himself; he must act in spite of it, and then criticism will gradually yield to him ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

All extraordinary men, who have accomplished great and astonishing actions, have ever been decried by the world as drunken or insane ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

All practical men try to bring the world under their hands; all thinkers, under their heads ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

All the knowledge I possess everyone else can acquire, but my heart is all my own ~ Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

An intelligent man finds almost everything ridiculous ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe



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And here, poor fool, with all my lore I stand no wiser than before ~ Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

At all times it has not been the age, but individuals alone, who have worked for knowledge. It was the age which put Socrates to death by poison, the age which burnt Huss. The ages have always remained alike ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Beauty and Genius must be kept afar if one would avoid becoming their slave ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Beauty can never really understand itself ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Begin it now ~ Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

By nothing do men show their character more than by the things they laugh at ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Certain faults are necessary to the individual if he is to exist ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Character calls forth character ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Destiny grants us our wishes, but in its own way, in order to give us something beyond our wishes ~ Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe



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Dream no small dreams for they have no power to move the hearts of men ~ Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

Enjoy when you can, and endure when you must ~ Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

Enthusiasm is of the greatest value, so long as we are not carried away by it ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Error is related to truth as sleep to waking. I have observed that on awakening from error a man turns again to truth as with new vigour ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Every idea appears at first as a strange visitor, and when it begins to be realized, it is hardly distinguishable from fantasy ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Every man can have his own peculiar truth; and yet it is always the same ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Every man hears only what he understands ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Everyone believes in his youth that the world really began with him, and that all merely exist for his sake ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Everything that we call Invention or Discovery in the higher sense of the word is the serious exercise and activity of an original feeling for truth, which, after a long course of silent cultivation, suddenly flashes out into fruitful knowledge ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Faith is private capital, kept in one's own house. There are public savings-banks and loan-offices, which supply individuals in their day of need; but here the creditor quietly takes his interest for himself ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe



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