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    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.
    — Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
    tags: song  poem  read 
     
    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.
    — Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
    Nothing is so strong as gentleness, nothing so gentle as real strength.
    — Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
    tags: strong  real  strength 
     
    What is uttered from the heart alone will win the heart of others to your own.
    — Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
    tags: heart  alone 
     
    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.
    — Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
    tags: friends  forever 
     
    The intelligent man finds everything laughable, the sensible man hardly anything.
    — Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
    tags: men 
     
    There is nothing more dreadful than imagination without taste.
    — Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
    tags: imagination 
     
    Every reader, if he has a strong mind, reads himself into the book, and amalgamates his thoughts with those of the author.
    — Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
    tags: thoughts  strong  mind  book  author  read 
     
    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.
    — Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
    tags: goal 
     
    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.
    — Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
    tags: knowing 
     
    Wisdom is found only in truth.
    — Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
    tags: truth  wisdom 
     
    We cannot fashion our children after our desires, we must have them and love them as God has given them to us.
    — Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
    tags: children  desires  fashion  child  god 
     
    Which government is the best? The one that teaches us to govern ourselves.
    — Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
    tags: government 
     
    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!
    — Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
    tags: night  drinking 
     
    An unused life is an early death.
    — Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
    tags: death 
     
    We always have time enough, if we will but use it aright.
    — Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
    tags: time 
     
    Talent develops in quiet places, character in the full current of human life.
    — Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
    tags: character  human  talent 
     
    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.
    — Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
    tags: men  beautiful  human  soul  care  music  god  poetry  read 
     
    Courage is the commitment to begin without any guarantee of success.
    — 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.
    — Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
    tags: powerful  knowing 
     
    He is happiest, be he king or peasant, who finds peace in his home.
    — Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
    tags: peace 
     
    A man sees in the world what he carries in his heart.
    — Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
    tags: men  heart  world 
     
    To think is easy. To act is hard. But the hardest thing in the world is to act in accordance with your thinking.
    — Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
    tags: world  thinking 
     
    Nothing is worse than active ignorance.
    — Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
    tags: ignorance 
     
    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.
    — Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
    tags: earth  law  dark  die  vague 
     
    One is never deceived; one deceives oneself.
    — Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
    tags: oneself 
     
    There is nothing worse than aggressive stupidity.
    — Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
    tags: stupidity 
     
    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.
    — Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
    tags: song  poem  read 
     
    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.
    — Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
    tags: help 
     
    He who is firm in will molds the world to himself.[Ger., Aber wer fest auf dem Sinne beharrt, der bildet die Welt sich.]
    — Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
    tags: world  die 
     
    We do not have to visit a madhouse to find disordered minds; our planet is the mental institution of the universe.
    — Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
    tags: mental  universe 
     
    Magic is believing in yourself, if you can do that, you can make anything happen.
    — Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
    tags: magic 
     
    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.
    — Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
    tags: enemies  friends  enemy 
     
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    johann wolfgang von goethe
    Birth    : August 28, 1749
    Death  : March 22, 1832
    Occupation  : Writer