Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Quotes


312 Johann Wolfgang von Goethe quotes:



"For a man to achieve all that is demanded of him he must regard himself as greater than he is."
Author: Goethe Quotes Category: Achievement Quotes
"Trust yourself, then you will know how to live."
"Ignorant men raise questions that wise men answered a thousand years ago."
"Wisdom is found only in truth."
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"People are so constituted that everybody would rather undertake what they see others do, whether they have an aptitude for it or not."
"The really unhappy person is the one who leaves undone what they can do, and starts doing what they don't understand; no wonder they come to grief."
Author: Goethe Quotes Category: Ability 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."
"Nature knows no pause in progress and development, and attaches her curse on all inaction."
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"One must ask children and birds how cherries and strawberries taste."
"To rule is easy, to govern difficult."
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"The person born with a talent they are meant to use will find their greatest happiness in using it."
"Dream no small dreams for they have no power to move the hearts of men."
Author: Goethe Quotes Category: Dreams Quotes
"The mediator of the inexpressible is the work of art."
Author: Goethe Quotes Category: Art Quotes
"Beauty is a manifestation of secret natural laws, which otherwise would have been hidden from us forever."
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"Beauty is everywhere a welcome guest."
Author: Goethe Quotes Category: Beauty Quotes
"The soul that sees beauty may sometimes walk alone."
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"Love and desire are the spirit's wings to great deeds."
"All intelligent thoughts have already been thought; what is necessary is only to try to think them again."
"Love does not dominate; it cultivates."
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"In art the best is good enough."
Author: Goethe Quotes Category: Art Quotes



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