Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Quotes


312 Johann Wolfgang von Goethe quotes:



"To create something you must be something."
Author: Goethe Quotes Category: Creativity Quotes
"No prudent antagonist thinks light of his adversaries."
Author: Goethe Quotes Category: Enemies Quotes
"Our friends show us what we can do; our enemies teach us what we must do."
"All the knowledge I possess everyone else can acquire, but my heart is all my own."
Author: Goethe Quotes Category: Emotions Quotes
"Correction does much, but encouragement does more. Encouragement after censure is as the sun after a shower."
"Confronted by outstanding merit, there is no way of saving one's ego except by love"
Author: Goethe Quotes Category: Ego Quotes
"Hatred is active, and envy passive dislike; there is but one step from envy to hate."
"Men are so constituted that every one undertakes what he sees another successful in, whether he has aptitude for it or not."
Author: Goethe Quotes Category: Envy Quotes
"The soul is indestructible and its activity will continue through eternity."
Author: Goethe Quotes Category: Eternity Quotes
"Every situation, every moment -- is of infinite worth; for it is the representative of a whole eternity."
Author: Goethe Quotes Category: Eternity Quotes
"Enjoy what thou has inherited from thy sires if thou wouldn't really possess it. What we employ and use is never an oppressive burden; what the moment brings forth, that only can it profit by."
Author: Goethe Quotes Category: Enjoyment Quotes
"He who enjoys doing and enjoys what he has done is happy."
Author: Goethe Quotes Category: Enjoyment Quotes
"I have found among my papers a sheet . . . in which I call architecture frozen music."
"Mountains cannot be surmounted except by winding paths."
Author: Goethe Quotes Category: Challenges Quotes Mountains Quotes
"The heights charm us, but the steps do not; with the mountain in our view we love to walk the plains."
"If you have any faith, give me, for heaven's sake, a share of it! Your doubts you may keep to yourself, for I have a plenty of my own"
Author: Goethe Quotes Category: Faith Quotes
"What life half gives a man, posterity gives entirely."
Author: Goethe Quotes Category: Fame Quotes
"Wood burns because it has the proper stuff in it; and a man becomes famous because he has the proper stuff in him."
Author: Goethe Quotes Category: Fame Quotes
"If you modestly enjoy your fame you are not unworthy to rank with the holy."
Author: Goethe Quotes Category: Fame Quotes
"It is the strange fate of man, that even in the greatest of evils the fear of the worst continues to haunt him."
Author: Goethe Quotes Category: Fear Quotes



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