Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Quotes

312 Johann Wolfgang von Goethe quotes:

"Not the maker of plans and promises, but rather the one who offers faithful service in small matters. This is the person who is most likely to achieve what is good and lasting."
"The deed is everything, the glory is naught."
Author: Goethe Quotes Category: Action Quotes
"What is not started today is never finished tomorrow."
Author: Goethe Quotes Category: Dreams Quotes Present Quotes
"Do not give in too much to feelings. A overly sensitive heart is an unhappy possession on this shaky earth."
Author: Goethe Quotes Category: Feelings Quotes Earth Quotes
"Every offense is avenged on earth."
Author: Goethe Quotes Category: Justice Quotes Earth Quotes
"You accuse a woman of wavering affections, but don't blame her; she is just looking for a consistent man."
Author: Goethe Quotes Category: Consistency Quotes
"Few are open to conviction, but the majority of men are open to persuasion"
Author: Goethe Quotes Category: Conviction Quotes
"Courage and modesty are the most unequivocal of virtues, for they are of a kind that hypocrisy cannot imitate; they too have this quality in common, that they are expressed by the same color."
Author: Goethe Quotes Category: Courage Quotes
"The first and last thing required of genius is the love of truth."
"We are never deceived; we deceive ourselves."
Author: Goethe Quotes Category: Deception Quotes
"Every situation, every moment -- is of infinite worth; for it is the representative of a whole eternity."
Author: Goethe Quotes Category: Eternity Quotes
"Whenever I hear people talking about liberal ideas, I am always astounded that men should love to fool themselves with empty sounds. An idea should never be liberal; it must be vigorous, positive, and without loose ends so that it may fulfill its divine mission and be productive. The proper place for liberality is in the realm of the emotions."
"The person born with a talent they are meant to use will find their greatest happiness in using it."
"The man who is born with a talent which he was meant to use finds his greatest happiness in using it."
Author: Goethe Quotes Category: Happiness Quotes
"All theory, dear friend, is gray, but the golden tree of life springs ever green."
"We do not have to visit a madhouse to find disordered minds; our planet is the mental institution of the universe."
"My poor head is in such a whirl, my mind is all in bits."
Author: Goethe Quotes Category: Funny Quotes
"Giving is the business of the rich."
Author: Goethe Quotes Category: Generosity Quotes
"Beware of dissipating your powers; strive constantly to concentrate them. Genius thinks it can do whatever it sees others doing, but it is sure to repent every ill-judged outlay."
Author: Goethe Quotes Category: Genius Quotes
"What is not fully understood is not possessed."
Author: Goethe Quotes Category: Knowledge Quotes

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