Friday, February 24, 2012

Famous Quotes by Goethe (313 Quotations)

Famous Quotes by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (313 Quotations)
1749-1832, German Poet, Dramatist, Novelist

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A clever man commits no minor blunders.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe - [Mistakes]

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A collections of anecdotes and maxims is the greatest of treasures for the man of the world, for he knows how to intersperse conversation with the former in fit places, and to recollect the latter on proper occasions.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe - [Proverbs]

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A creation of importance can only be produced when its author isolates himself, it is a child of solitude.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe - [Creativity]

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A distracted existence leads us to no goal.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe - [Goals]

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A great revolution is never the fault of the people, but of the government.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe - [Revolutions and Revolutionaries]

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A great scholar is seldom a great philosopher.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe - [Scholars and Scholarship]

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A judge who cannot punish, in the end associates themselves with the criminal.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe - [Justice]

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A person can stand almost anything except a succession of ordinary days.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe - [Retirement]

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A person hears only what they understand.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe - [Listening]

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A person is never happy till their vague strivings has itself marked out its proper limitations.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe - [Happiness]

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A person places themselves on a level with the ones they praise.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe - [Self-esteem]

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A purpose you impart is no longer your own.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe - [Purpose]

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A really great talent finds its happiness in execution.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe - [Talent]

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A useless life is an early death.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe - [Death and Dying]

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Age does not make us childish, as some say; it finds us true children.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe - [Age and Aging]

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All that is noble is in itself of a quiet nature, and appears to sleep until it is aroused and summoned forth by contrast.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe - [Aristocracy]

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All the knowledge I possess everyone else can acquire, but my heart is all my own.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe - [Emotions]

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All truly wise thoughts have been thoughts already thousands of times; but to make them truly ours, we must think them over again honestly, till they take root in our personal experience.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe - [Thoughts and Thinking]

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Ambition and love are the wings to great deeds.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe - [Deeds and Good Deeds]

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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.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe - [Quotations]


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Art is long, life short, judgment difficult, opportunity transient.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe - [Arts and Artists]

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As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe - [Trust]

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Austere perseverance, hash and continuous... rarely fails of its purpose, for its silent power grows irresistible greater with time.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe - [Perseverance]

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Be above it! Make the world serve your purpose, but do not serve it.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe - [Purpose]

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Be generous with kindly words, especially about those who are absent.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe - [Words]

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Be he a king or a peasant, he is happiest who finds peace at home.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe - [Home]

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Beauty is a manifestation of secret natural laws, which otherwise would have been hidden from us forever.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe - [Beauty]

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Beauty is a primeval phenomenon, which itself never makes its appearance, but the reflection of which is visible in a thousand different utterances of the creative mind, and is as various as nature herself.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe - [Beauty]

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Beauty is everywhere a welcome guest.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe - [Beauty]

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Before you can do something you must first be something.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe - [Action]

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Behavior is the mirror in which everyone shows their image
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe - [Behavior]

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By seeking and blundering we learn.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe - [Research]

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Certain defects are necessary for the existence of individuality.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe - [Faults]

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Certain flaws are necessary for the whole. It would seem strange if old friends lacked certain quirks.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe - [Flaws]

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Character develops itself in the stream of life.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe - [Character]

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Character is formed in the stormy billows of the world.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe - [Character]

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Character, in great and little things, means carrying through what you feel able to do.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe - [Character]

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Clever people are always the best conversations lexicon.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe - [Intelligence and Intellectuals]

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Common sense is the genius of humanity.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe - [Common Sense]

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Correction does much, but encouragement does more. Encouragement after censure is as the sun after a shower.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe - [Encouragement]

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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.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe - [Courage]

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Daring ideas are like chessmen moved forward. They may be beaten, but they may start a winning game.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe - [Ideas]

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Death is a commingling of eternity with time; in the death of a good man, eternity is seen looking through time.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe - [Death and Dying]

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Deeply earnest and thoughtful people stand on shaky footing with the public.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe - [Public]

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Deny yourself! You must deny yourself! That is the song that never ends.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe - [Denial]

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Difficulties increase the nearer we approach the goal.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe - [Goals]

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Do not give in too much to feelings. A overly sensitive heart is an unhappy possession on this shaky earth.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe - [Feelings]

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Don't dissipate your powers; strive to concentrate them. Genius thinks it can do whatever it sees others doing, but it will surely repent of every ill-judged outlay.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe - [Focus]

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Doubt can only be removed by action.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe - [Doubt]

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Dream no small dreams for they have no power to move the hearts of men.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe - [Dreams]

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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.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe - [Enjoyment]

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Every author in some degree portrays himself in his works, even if it be against his will.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe - [Writers and Writing]

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Every man has enough power left to carry out that of which he is convinced.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe - [Power]

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Every offense is avenged on earth.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe - [Justice]

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Every person above the ordinary has a certain mission that they are called to fulfill.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe - [Purpose]

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Every situation, every moment -- is of infinite worth; for it is the representative of a whole eternity.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe - [Eternity]

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Every spoken word arouses our self-will.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe - [Words]

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Everybody wants to be somebody; nobody wants to grow.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe - [Change]

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Everything has been thought of before, but the problem is to think of it again.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe - [Quotations]

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Everything in the world may be endured except continual prosperity.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe - [Prosperity]

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1 comment:

Brandy Lehmann said...

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