johann wolfgang von goethe Quotes

One ought, every day at least, to hear a little song, read a good poem, see a fine picture, and, if it were possible, to speak a few reasonable words.
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— Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
If you treat an individual as he is, he will remain how he is. But if you treat him as if he were what he ought to be and could be, he will become what he ought to be and could be.
— Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Know thyself? If I knew myself, I'd run away.
— Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Talent develops in solitude, character develops in the stream of life.
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— Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Nothing is so strong as gentleness, nothing so gentle as real strength.
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— Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
What is uttered from the heart alone will win the heart of others to your own.
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— Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Everybody wants to be somebody,but nobody wants to grow...
— Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
All theory is gray, my friend. But forever green is the tree of life.
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— Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
The intelligent man finds everything laughable, the sensible man hardly anything.
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— Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
There is nothing more dreadful than imagination without taste.
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— Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Every reader, if he has a strong mind, reads himself into the book, and amalgamates his thoughts with those of the author.
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— Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Leap and the net will appear.
— Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.
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— Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
If you would create something,you must be something.
— Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
In art the best is good enough.
— Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.
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— Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Wisdom is found only in truth.
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— Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
We cannot fashion our children after our desires, we must have them and love them as God has given them to us.
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— Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Which government is the best? The one that teaches us to govern ourselves.
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— Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
That I be not as those are who spend the day in complaining of headache and the night in drinking the wine which gives the headache!
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— Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
An unused life is an early death.
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— Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
We always have time enough, if we will but use it aright.
tags: time
— Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Talent develops in quiet places, character in the full current of human life.
tags: character human talent
— Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
A man should hear a little music, read a little poetry, and see a fine picture every day of his life, in order that worldly cares may not obliterate the sense of the beautiful which God has implanted in the human soul.
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— Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Courage is the commitment to begin without any guarantee of success.
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— Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Nothing is more disgusting than the majority: because it consists of a few powerful predecessors, of rogues who adapt themselves, of weak who assimilate themselves, and the masses who imitate without knowing at all what they want.
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— Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
He is happiest, be he king or peasant, who finds peace in his home.
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— Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
A man sees in the world what he carries in his heart.
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— Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
To think is easy. To act is hard. But the hardest thing in the world is to act in accordance with your thinking.
tags: world thinking
— Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Nothing is worse than active ignorance.
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— Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
As long as you are not aware of the continual law of Die and Be Again, you are merely a vague guest on a dark Earth.
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— Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
One is never deceived; one deceives oneself.
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— Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
There is nothing worse than aggressive stupidity.
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— Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Every day we should hear at least one little song, read one good poem, see one exquisite picture, and, if possible, speak a few sensible words.
tags: song poem read
— Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
If I accept you as you are, I will make you worse; however, if I treat you as though you are what you are capable of becoming, I help you become that.
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— Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
He who is firm in will molds the world to himself.[Ger., Aber wer fest auf dem Sinne beharrt, der bildet die Welt sich.]
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— Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
We do not have to visit a madhouse to find disordered minds; our planet is the mental institution of the universe.
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— Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Magic is believing in yourself, if you can do that, you can make anything happen.
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— Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Investigate what is, and not what pleases.
— Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Our friends show us what we can do; our enemies teach us what we must do.
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— Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
johann wolfgang von goethe
Birth    : August 28, 1749
Death  : March 22, 1832
Occupation  : Writer