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

In nature we never see anything isolated, but everything in connection with something else which is before it, beside it, under it and over it.


To create something you must be something.


The Christian religion, though scattered and abroad will in the end gather itself together at the foot of the cross.


There is nothing so terrible as activity without insight.


What life half gives a man, posterity gives entirely.


The mediator of the inexpressible is the work of art.


The world remains ever the same.


What is uttered from the heart alone, Will win the hearts of others to your own.

    Topics: Inspirational

Life is the childhood of our immortality.


If a man writes a book, let him set down only what he knows. I have guesses enough of my own.


Death is a commingling of eternity with time; in the death of a good man, eternity is seen looking through time.


It is better to be deceived by one's friends than to deceive them.


The formation of one's character ought to be everyone's chief aim.


Piety is not a goal but a means to attain through the purest peace of mind the highest culture.


Character, in great and little things, means carrying through what you feel able to do.


A person hears only what they understand.


The little man is still a man.


First and last, what is demanded of genius is love of truth.


Character is formed in the stormy billows of the world.


Nothing is worth more than this day.


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