Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Quotes


312 Johann Wolfgang von Goethe quotes:



"All our knowledge is symbolic."
Author: Goethe Quotes Category: Knowledge Quotes
"Because everyone uses language to talk, everyone thinks he can talk about language"
Author: Goethe Quotes Category: Language Quotes
"Nothing shows a man's character more than what he laughs at.''"
Author: Goethe Quotes Category: Laughter Quotes
"In the end we retain from our studies only that which we practically apply."
Author: Goethe Quotes Category: Learning Quotes
"I've studied now Philosophy and Jurisprudence, Medicine -- and even, alas! Theology -- from end to end with labor keen; and here, poor fool with all my lore I stand, no wiser than before."
Author: Goethe Quotes Category: Learning Quotes
"At the moment of commitment, the universe conspires to assist you."
"Daring ideas are like chessmen moved forward. They may be beaten, but they may start a winning game."
Author: Goethe Quotes Category: Ideas Quotes
"Kindness is the golden chain by which society is bound together."
Author: Goethe Quotes Category: Kindness Quotes
"Austere perseverance, hash and continuous... rarely fails of its purpose, for its silent power grows irresistible greater with time."
"Secrecy has many advantages, for when you tell someone the purpose of any object right away, they often think there is nothing to it."
"People have a peculiar pleasure in making converts, that is, in causing others to enjoy what they enjoy, thus finding their own likeness represented and reflected back to them."
Author: Goethe Quotes Category: Persuasion Quotes
"Oral delivery aims at persuasion and making the listener believe they are converted. Few persons are capable of being convinced; the majority allow themselves to be persuaded."
Author: Goethe Quotes Category: Persuasion Quotes
"Our passion are the true phoenixes; when the old one is burnt out, a new one rises from its ashes."
Author: Goethe Quotes Category: Passion Quotes
"Passions are vices or virtues to their highest powers."
Author: Goethe Quotes Category: Passion Quotes
"Nature has neither kernel nor shell; she is everything at once"
Author: Goethe Quotes Category: Nature Quotes
"As our inclinations, so our opinions"
Author: Goethe Quotes Category: Opinions Quotes
"If you treat an individual... as if he were what he ought to be and could be, he will become what he ought to be and could be."
Author: Goethe Quotes Category: Praise Quotes
"One always has time enough, if one will apply it well."
"Every second is of infinite value"
Author: Goethe Quotes Category: Value Quotes
"The senses do not deceive us, but the judgment does."
Author: Goethe Quotes Category: Senses Quotes



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