Johann wolfgang von goethe Quotes

"When ideas fail, word...

"When ideas fail, words come in very handy." β€” Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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β€œA man should hear a little music, read a little poetry, and see a fine picture e...

β€œA 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
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"Behavior is the mirror in w...

"Behavior is the mirror in which everyone shows their image." --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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β€œA man sees in the world ...

β€œA man sees in the world what he carries in his heart.” -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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β€œHe who cannot draw on three tho...

β€œHe who cannot draw on three thousand years is living from hand to mouth.” - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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"There is nothing worse ...

"There is nothing worse than aggressive stupidity." β€” Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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"Thinking is more interesting than...

"Thinking is more interesting than knowing, but less interesting than looking." --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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"Correction does much, bu...

"Correction does much, but encouragement does more." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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"It is not doing the thing we like to do,...

"It is not doing the thing we like to do, but liking the thing we have to do, that makes life blessed" - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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"Knowing is not enough; we must ...

"Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do." -Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
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"Difficulties increase th...

"Difficulties increase the nearer we get to the goal. " -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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"If I accept you as you are, I will make you worse; howeve...

"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
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"There is nothing more dreadf...

"There is nothing more dreadful than imagination without taste." β€” Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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"I have so much in me, and the feeling for her ...

"I have so much in me, and the feeling for her absorbs it all; I have so much, and without her it all comes to nothing." -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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β€œEvery man hears only ...

β€œEvery man hears only what he understands.” ― Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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β€œKnowing is not enough; we must ...

β€œKnowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.” β€” Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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Behavior is a mirror in whic...

Behavior is a mirror in which everyone shows their true image. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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"If God had wanted me otherwis...

"If God had wanted me otherwise, He would have created me otherwise" - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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"Things which matter most must neve...

"Things which matter most must never be at the mercy of things which matter least." --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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None are so helplessly enslaved ...

None are so helplessly enslaved as those who falsely believe they are free. Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
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Without haste, but...

Without haste, but without rest. -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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β€œTREAT PEOPLE AS IF THEY WERE WHAT THEY OUGH...

β€œTREAT PEOPLE AS IF THEY WERE WHAT THEY OUGHT TO BE AND YOU HELP THEM TO BECOME WHAT THEY ARE CAPABLE OF BEING.” -Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
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"Is this the destiny of man? Is he only happy before...

"Is this the destiny of man? Is he only happy before he has acquired his reason or after he has lost it? Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, The Sorrows of Young Werther.
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"If you’ve never eaten while cr...

"If you’ve never eaten while crying you don’t know what life tastes like." Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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"Courage is the commitment to ...

"Courage is the commitment to begin without any guarantee of success." -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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"Sin writes histories,...

"Sin writes histories, goodness is silent." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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"We do not have to visit a madhouse to find di...

"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
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β€œOne ought, every day at least, to hear a little song, read a good po...

β€œOne 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, Wilhelm Meister's Apprenticeship
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Sometimes our fate resembles a fruit tree in winter. Who w...

Sometimes our fate resembles a fruit tree in winter. Who would think that those branches would turn green again and blossom, but we hope it, we know it. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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β€œIf a man writes a book, let him set do...

β€œIf a man writes a book, let him set down only what he knows. I have guesses enough of my own.” ― Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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β€œKnowing is not enough; we must ...

β€œKnowing is not enough; we must apply. Wishing is not enough; we must do.” – Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
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"To the world you might be one person, but to one person,...

"To the world you might be one person, but to one person, you might be the world. Kindness is the golden chain by which our world is bound together." -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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'He who possesses art and science has r...

'He who possesses art and science has religion; he who does not possess them, needs religion." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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"A man can stand anything exc...

"A man can stand anything except a succession of ordinary days." β€” Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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"Magic is believing in yourself, if...

"Magic is believing in yourself, if you can do that, you can make anything happen." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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β€œTo think is easy. To act is hard. But the ha...

β€œTo 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
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"Every day we should hear at least one little song, read...

"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
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He is happiest, be he king or...

He is happiest, be he king or peasant, who finds peace in his home. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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"A man can stand anything exc...

"A man can stand anything except a succession of ordinary days." β€” Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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β€œOne ought, every day at least, to hear a little song, read a good poem...

β€œOne 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, from Wilhelm Meister’s Apprenticeship.
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β€œIf you treat an individual as he is, he will remain how he is. But ...

β€œIf 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
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"When ideas fail, word...

"When ideas fail, words come in very handy." β€” Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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If I love you, what bu...

If I love you, what business is it of yours? β€”Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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"Mathematicians are like Frenchmen: whatever you say to t...

"Mathematicians are like Frenchmen: whatever you say to them they translate into their own language and forthwith it is something entirely different." -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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Nothing is worth mo...

Nothing is worth more than this day. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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Doubt grows with...

Doubt grows with knowledge. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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"None are more hopelessly enslaved...

"None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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Character develops itse...

Character develops itself in the stream of life. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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β€œTreat people as if they were what they ought...

β€œTreat people as if they were what they ought to be and you help them to become what they are capable of being.” - Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
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"Every day we should hear at least one little song, read...

"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
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"Tell me with whom you associa...

"Tell me with whom you associate, and I will tell you who you are." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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As soon as you trust yours...

As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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"Ignorant men raise questions th...

"Ignorant men raise questions that wise men answered a thousand years ago." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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"I hate everything that merely instructs ...

"I hate everything that merely instructs me without augmenting or directly invigorating my activity." -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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"If any man wish to write in a clear style, let him be first ...

"If any man wish to write in a clear style, let him be first clear in his thoughts; and if any would write in a noble style, let him first possess a noble soul." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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β€œLive each day as if yo...

β€œLive each day as if your life had just begun.” – Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
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"He is the happiest man who can set the end of h...

"He is the happiest man who can set the end of his life in connection with the beginning." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (Maxims and Reflections, 1819)
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β€œWho is the happiest of men? He who valu...

β€œWho is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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"One never goes so far as when one doesn't kn...

"One never goes so far as when one doesn't know where one is going." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe in a letter to Carl Friedrich Zelter (1812)
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β€œNone are more hopelessly enslaved...

β€œNone are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free.” - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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Just trust yourself, the...

Just trust yourself, then you will know how to live. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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"Do not give in too much to feelings. A over...

"Do not give in too much to feelings. A overly sensitive heart is an unhappy possession on this shaky earth." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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β€œKnowing is not enough; we must...

β€œKnowing is not enough; we must apply. Wishing is not enough; we must do." Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
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β€œMany people take no care of their money till t...

β€œMany people take no care of their money till they come nearly to the end of it, and others do just the same with time.” - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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To witness two lovers i...

To witness two lovers is a spectacle for the gods. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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"Knowing is not enough; we must...

"Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do." Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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"Dream no small dreams for they ...

"Dream no small dreams for they have no power to move the hearts of men." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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In the end we retain from our st...

In the end we retain from our studies only that which we practically apply. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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β€œCharacter is how you treat those...

β€œCharacter is how you treat those who can do nothing for you.. " ~ Attributed to Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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"The shudder of awe is hu...

"The shudder of awe is humanity's highest faculty." β€” Johann Wolfgang von Goethe,
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β€œYou can easily judge the character of ...

β€œYou can easily judge the character of a man by how he treats those who can do nothing for him.” -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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Magic is believing in yourself, if...

Magic is believing in yourself, if you can do that, you can make anything happen - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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"Without having seen the Sistine Chapel, it is...

"Without having seen the Sistine Chapel, it is not possible to form an idea of what one man is capable of obtaining." --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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Knowing is not enough; we must ...

Knowing is not enough; we must apply.Willing is not enough; we must do.- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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"Science arose from poetry--when times c...

"Science arose from poetry--when times change the two can meet again on a higher level as friends." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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β€Ž"Misunderstandings and neglect create more confusion in t...

β€Ž"Misunderstandings and neglect create more confusion in this world than trickery and malice. At any rate, the last two are certainly much less frequent." -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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Love and desire are the s...

Love and desire are the spirit's wings to great deeds. -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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If you treat an individual as if he were what he...

If you treat an individual 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
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β€œCorrection does much, but enc...

β€œCorrection does much, but encouragement does more.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, German writer
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When a wife has a good husba...

When a wife has a good husband it is easily seen in her face. -- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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