Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Quotes


312 Johann Wolfgang von Goethe quotes:



"Excellence is rarely found, more rarely valued."
Author: Goethe Quotes Category: Excellence Quotes
"Rest not. Life is sweeping by; go and dare before you die. Something mighty and sublime, leave behind to conquer time."
"In comradeship is danger countered best."
"Napoleon affords us an example of the danger of elevating one's self to the absolute, and sacrificing everything to the carrying out of an idea."
"To be loved for what one is, is the greatest exception. The great majority love in others only what they lend him, their own selves, their version of him."
"I love those who yearn for the impossible."
"We are shaped and fashioned by what we love."
"Love is an ideal thing, marriage a real thing; a confusion of the real with the ideal never goes unpunished."
"That is the true season of love; when we believe that we alone can love, that no one could ever have loved as much before, and that no one will ever love in the same way again."
"The first and last thing required of genius is the love of truth."
"There is no crime of which I do not deem myself capable."
"Those who know nothing of foreign languages know nothing of their own."
Author: Goethe Quotes Category: Culture Quotes
"Wealth lost is something lost, honor lost is something lost: Courage lost all is lost."
Author: Goethe Quotes Category: Courage Quotes
"He who moves not forward, goes backward"
Author: Goethe Quotes Category: Courage 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 coward threatens when he is safe"
"The coward threatens when he is safe."
"The person of analytic or critical intellect finds something ridiculous in everything. The person of synthetic or constructive intellect, in almost nothing."
"Strike the dog dead, it's but a critic!"
"A creation of importance can only be produced when its author isolates himself, it is a child of solitude."
Author: Goethe Quotes Category: Creativity Quotes



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