Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Quotes


312 Johann Wolfgang von Goethe quotes:



"It is only necessary to grow old to become more charitable and even indulgent. I see no fault committed by others that I have not committed myself."
Author: Goethe Quotes Category: Age And Aging Quotes Charitable Quotes
"Who is the most sensible person? The one who finds what is to their own advantage in all that happens to them."
"The greatest difficulties lie where we are not looking for them."
Author: Goethe Quotes Category: Adversity Quotes
"How shall we learn to know ourselves? By reflection? Never; but only through action. Strive to do thy duty; then you shall know what is in thee."
Author: Goethe Quotes Category: Action Quotes
"Fresh activity is the only means of overcoming adversity."
Author: Goethe Quotes Category: Action Quotes
"We will burn that bridge when we come to it."
Author: Goethe Quotes Category: Action Quotes
"Then indecision brings its own delays, And days are lost lamenting o'er lost days. Are you in earnest? Seize this very minute; What you can do, or dream you can, begin it."
Author: Goethe Quotes Category: Action Quotes
"The deed is everything, the glory is naught."
Author: Goethe Quotes Category: Action Quotes
"There is nothing more frightful than ignorance in action."
Author: Goethe Quotes Category: Action Quotes
"Talk well of the absent whenever you have the opportunity."
Author: Goethe Quotes Category: Absence Quotes
"The people who are absent are the ideal; those who are present seem to be quite commonplace."
Author: Goethe Quotes Category: Absence Quotes
"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."
"What is uttered from the heart alone, Will win the hearts of others to your own."
Author: Goethe Quotes Category: Advice Quotes
"The older we get the more we must limit ourselves if we wish to be active."
"Thinking is easy, acting is difficult, and to put one's thoughts into action is the most difficult thing in the world."
Author: Goethe Quotes Category: Action Quotes
"How can we know ourselves? Never by reflection, but only through action. Begin at once to do your duty and immediately you will know what is inside you."
"Whatever you think you can do or believe you can do, begin it. Action has magic, grace and power in it."
Author: Goethe Quotes Category: Action Quotes
"Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do."
Author: Goethe Quotes Category: Action Quotes
"When all is said the greatest action is to limit and isolate one's self."
Author: Goethe Quotes Category: Action Quotes
"Man's greatest achievement is astonishment."
Author: Goethe Quotes Category: Achievement Quotes



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