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Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Quotes

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

Be generous with kindly words, especially about those who are absent.


Trust yourself, then you will know how to live.


Superstition is the poetry of life.


Love and desire are the spirit's wings to great deeds.


Being brilliant is no great feat if you respect nothing.


To appreciate the noble is a gain which can never be torn from us.


Nothing is more fearful than imagination without taste.


Few people have the imagination for reality.


He only earns his freedom and his life Who takes them every day by storm.


Who is the most sensible person? The one who finds what is to their own advantage in all that happens to them.


For just when ideas fail, a word comes in to save the situation.


He who enjoys doing and enjoys what he has done is happy.


I love those who yearn for the impossible.


He who does not think much of himself is much more esteemed than he imagines.


Nature knows no pause in progress and development, and attaches her curse on all inaction.


He who possesses art and science has religion; he who does not possess them, needs religion.


Every person above the ordinary has a certain mission that they are called to fulfill.


Thinking is more interesting than knowing, but less interesting than looking.


Talk well of the absent whenever you have the opportunity.


We usually lose today, because there has been a yesterday, and tomorrow is coming.


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