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Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
August 28, 1749 - March 22, 1832
Nationality: German
Category: Poet
Subcategory: German Poet

To witness two lovers is a spectacle for the gods.


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.


What is important in life is life, and not the result of life.


What is my life if I am no longer useful to others.


Personality is everything in art and poetry.


All things are only transitory.


The people who are absent are the ideal; those who are present seem to be quite commonplace.


Hatred is something peculiar. You will always find it strongest and most violent where there is the lowest degree of culture.


Destiny grants us our wishes, but in its own way, in order to give us something beyond our wishes.


I do not know myself, and God forbid that I should.


Error is acceptable as long as we are young; but one must not drag it along into old age.

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Mysteries are not necessarily miracles.


Wisdom is found only in truth.


Precaution is better than cure.


Those who hope for no other life are dead even for this.


Love can do much, but duty more.


Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it.


There is nothing insignificant in the world. It all depends on the point of view.


He is dead in this world who has no belief in another.


One cannot develop taste from what is of average quality but only from the very best.


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