Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Quotes

312 Johann Wolfgang von Goethe quotes:

"Every person above the ordinary has a certain mission that they are called to fulfill."
Author: Goethe Quotes Category: Purpose Quotes
"Taste is only to be educated by contemplation, not of the tolerably good but of the truly excellent. I therefore show you only the best works; and when you are grounded in these, you will have a standard for the rest, which you will know how to value, without overrating them."
Author: Goethe Quotes Category: Senses Quotes
"To understand one thing well is better than understanding many things by halves."
Author: Goethe Quotes Category: Understanding Quotes Skill Quotes
"I don't know a greater advantage, than to appreciate the worth of an enemy."
Author: Goethe Quotes Category: Worth Quotes Strategies Quotes
"Every author in some degree portrays himself in his works, even if it be against his will."
"If youth is a fault, it is one which is soon corrected"
Author: Goethe Quotes Category: Youth Quotes
"Many people take no care of their money till they come nearly to the end of it, and others do just the same with their time."
Author: Goethe Quotes Category: Money Quotes
"Whatever you cannot understand, you cannot possess."
"Ignorant men raise questions that wise men answered a thousand years ago."
"The people who are absent are the ideal; those who are present seem to be quite commonplace."
Author: Goethe Quotes Category: Absence Quotes
"Anecdotes and maxims are rich treasures to the man of the world, for he knows how to introduce the former at fit place in conversation."
Author: Goethe Quotes Category: Quotes Quotes Anecdotes Quotes
"The highest problem of every art is, by means of appearances, to produce the illusion of a loftier reality"
Author: Goethe Quotes Category: Appearance Quotes

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