Who is Johann Wolfgang von Goethe ?
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, 28 August 1749 – 22 March 1832) was a German writer and politician. His body of work includes epic and lyric poetry written in a variety of metres and styles; prose and verse dramas; memoirs; an autobiography; literary and aesthetic criticism; treatises on botany, anatomy, and colour; and four novels.
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Do not give in too much to feelings. A
overly sensitive heart is an unhappy possession on this shaky earth.
Live each day as if your life had just begun.
Dream no small dreams for they
have no power to move the hearts of men.
Enjoy when you can, and endure when you must.
Trust yourself, then you will know how to live.
is easy, acting is difficult, and to put one's thoughts into action is the most difficult thing in the world.
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Difficulties increase the nearer we get to the goal.
In all things it is better to hope than to despair.
What is not started today is never finished tomorrow.
Instruction does much, but encouragement does everything.
Behavior is the mirror in which everyone shows their image
A man sees in the world what he carries in his heart.
The soul that sees beauty may sometimes walk alone.
He who enjoys doing and enjoys what he has done is happy.
Character is formed in the stormy billows of the world.
About Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Quotes 407 sayings Nationality German Profession Writer Birthday August 28, 1749
Plunge boldly into the thick of life, and seize it where you will, it is always interesting.
He who does not think much of himself is much more esteemed than he imagines.
Know thyself? If I knew myself I would run away.
Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it.
Boldness has genius, power and magic in it. Begin it now.
One can be very
happy without demanding that others agree with them.
The way you see people is the
way you treat them, and the way you treat them is what they become.
Just trust yourself, then you will know how to live.
Those that are firm in their will mold the world to themselves.
The person born with a talent
they are meant to use will find their greatest happiness in using it.
Love does not dominate; it cultivates.
If you must tell me your opinions, tell me what you believe in. I have
plenty of doubts of my own.
I call architecture frozen music.
Live dangerously and you live right.
Our work is the presentation of our capabilities.
All the knowledge I possess everyone
else can acquire, but my heart is all my own.
uncommon abilities generally fall into eccentricities when their sphere of life is not adequate to their abilities.
Life belongs to the living, and he who lives
must be prepared for changes
The senses do not deceive us, but the judgment does.
A judge who cannot punish, in the end associates
themselves with the criminal.
Nothing shows a man's character more than what he laughs at.
In the end we retain from our studies only
that which we practically apply.
What is my life if I am no longer useful to others.
We do not have to visit a madhouse to find disordered minds; our planet
is the mental institution of the universe.
If God had wanted me otherwise, He would have created me otherwise.
What is important in life is life, and not the result of life.
Everybody wants to be somebody; nobody wants to grow.
Be generous with kindly words, especially about those who are absent.
Nothing is worth more than this day. You cannot relive yesterday. Tomorrow is still beyond your reach
Common sense is the genius of humanity.
There is repetition everywhere, and nothing is found only once in the world.
Stupidity is without anxiety.
The heights charm us, but the steps do not;
with the mountain in our view we love to walk the plains.
The man of understanding finds everything laughable.
It is not doing the thing we like to do, but liking the thing we have to do, that makes life blessed.
For a man to achieve all that is demanded of him
he must regard himself as greater than he is.
One always has time enough, if one will apply it well.
A really great talent finds its happiness in execution.
You accuse a woman
of wavering affections, but don't blame her; she is just looking for a consistent man.