Best quotes by the German Writer Johann von Goethe

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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 VON GOETHE

Dream no small dreams for they have no power to move the hearts of men. JOHANN VON GOETHE

What is not started today is never finished tomorrow. JOHANN VON GOETHE

He who enjoys doing and enjoys what he has done is happy. JOHANN VON GOETHE



Trust yourself, then you will know how to live. JOHANN VON GOETHE
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Thinking is easy, acting is difficult, and to put one's thoughts into action is the most difficult thing in the world. JOHANN VON GOETHE

Behavior is the mirror in which everyone shows their image JOHANN VON GOETHE

Character is formed in the stormy billows of the world. JOHANN VON GOETHE

Plunge boldly into the thick of life, and seize it where you will, it is always interesting. JOHANN VON GOETHE
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He who does not think much of himself is much more esteemed than he imagines. JOHANN VON GOETHE
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Know thyself? If I knew myself I would run away. JOHANN VON GOETHE

Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it. Begin it now. JOHANN VON GOETHE

Instruction does much, but encouragement does everything. JOHANN VON GOETHE

Those that are firm in their will mold the world to themselves. JOHANN VON GOETHE
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The way you see people is the way you treat them, and the way you treat them is what they become. JOHANN VON GOETHE

The person born with a talent they are meant to use will find their greatest happiness in using it. JOHANN VON GOETHE

One can be very happy without demanding that others agree with them. JOHANN VON GOETHE

If you must tell me your opinions, tell me what you believe in. I have plenty of doubts of my own. JOHANN VON GOETHE

Our work is the presentation of our capabilities. JOHANN VON GOETHE

Nothing shows a man's character more than what he laughs at. JOHANN VON GOETHE

In the end we retain from our studies only that which we practically apply. JOHANN VON GOETHE

People of uncommon abilities generally fall into eccentricities when their sphere of life is not adequate to their abilities. JOHANN VON GOETHE

All the knowledge I possess everyone else can acquire, but my heart is all my own. JOHANN VON GOETHE

We do not have to visit a madhouse to find disordered minds; our planet is the mental institution of the universe. JOHANN VON GOETHE

The senses do not deceive us, but the judgment does. JOHANN VON GOETHE

A judge who cannot punish, in the end associates themselves with the criminal. JOHANN VON GOETHE

What is my life if I am no longer useful to others. JOHANN VON GOETHE

For a man to achieve all that is demanded of him he must regard himself as greater than he is. JOHANN VON GOETHE

A really great talent finds its happiness in execution. JOHANN VON GOETHE

The man of understanding finds everything laughable. JOHANN VON GOETHE


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Johann von Goethe happiness quotes

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Happiness is a ball after which we run wherever it rolls, and we push it with our feet when it stops. JOHANN VON GOETHE

The most happy man is he who knows how to bring into relation the end and beginning of his life. JOHANN VON GOETHE

What makes people happy is activity; changing evil itself into good by power, working in a God like manner. JOHANN VON GOETHE

The man who is born with a talent which he was meant to use finds his greatest happiness in using it. JOHANN VON GOETHE

The highest happiness of man is to have probed what is knowable and quietly to revere what is unknowable. JOHANN VON GOETHE

He is happiest, be he king or peasant, who finds peace in his home. JOHANN VON GOETHE

A person is never happy till their vague strivings has itself marked out its proper limitations. JOHANN VON GOETHE

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Johann von Goethe actions quotes

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Thinking is easy, acting is difficult, and to put one's thoughts into action is the most difficult thing in the world. JOHANN VON GOETHE

How shall we learn to know ourselves? By reflection? Never; but only through action. Strive to do thy duty; then you shall know what is in thee. JOHANN VON GOETHE

Fresh activity is the only means of overcoming adversity. JOHANN VON GOETHE

Before you can do something you must first be something. JOHANN VON GOETHE

The deed is everything, the glory is naught. JOHANN VON GOETHE

Then indecision brings its own delays, And days are lost lamenting o'er lost days. Are you in earnest? Seize this very minute; What you can do, or dream you can, begin it. JOHANN VON GOETHE

When all is said the greatest action is to limit and isolate one's self. JOHANN VON GOETHE

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Johann von Goethe character quotes

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Character is formed in the stormy billows of the world. JOHANN VON GOETHE

Talents are best nurtured in solitude. Character is best formed in the stormy billows of the world. JOHANN VON GOETHE

Character develops itself in the stream of life. JOHANN VON GOETHE

Men show their character in nothing more clearly than what they think laughable. JOHANN VON GOETHE

The formation of one's character ought to be everyone's chief aim. JOHANN VON GOETHE

Character, in great and little things, means carrying through what you feel able to do. JOHANN VON GOETHE

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Johann von Goethe love quotes

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If I love you, what business is it of yours? JOHANN VON GOETHE

We are shaped and fashioned by what whom we love. JOHANN VON GOETHE

Love is an ideal thing, marriage a real thing; a confusion of the real with the ideal never goes unpunished. JOHANN VON GOETHE
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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. JOHANN VON GOETHE
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I do not now begin,--I still adore Her whom I early cherish'd in my breast; Then once again with prudence dispossess'd, And to whose heart I'm driven back once more. The love of Petrarch, that all-glorious love, Was unrequited, and, alas, full sad... JOHANN VON GOETHE

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Johann von Goethe life quotes

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Plunge boldly into the thick of life, and seize it where you will, it is always interesting. JOHANN VON GOETHE
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What is important in life is life, and not the result of life. JOHANN VON GOETHE
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Life is the childhood of our immortality. JOHANN VON GOETHE

Nine requisites for contented living: Health enough to make work a pleasure. Wealth enough to support your needs. Strength to battle with difficulties and overcome them. Grace enough to confess your sins and forsake them. Patience enough to toil until some good is accomplished. Charity enough to see some good in your neighbor.Love enough to move you to be useful and helpful to others. Faith enough to make real the things of God. Hope enough to remove all anxious fears concerning the future. JOHANN VON GOETHE
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There are nine requisites for contented living: HEALTH enough to make work a pleasure; WEALTH enough to support your needs; STRENGTH enough to battle with difficulties and forsake them; GRACE enough to confess your sins and overcome them; PATIENCE enough to toil until some good is accomplished; CHARITY enough to see some good in your neighbor; LOVE enough to move you to be useful and helpful to others; FAITH enough to make real the things of God; HOPE enough to remove all anxious fears concerning the future. JOHANN VON GOETHE
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Nothing is worth more than this day. You cannot relive yesterday. Tomorrow is still beyond your reach JOHANN VON GOETHE

Personality is everything in art and poetry. JOHANN VON GOETHE
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There is repetition everywhere, and nothing is found only once in the world. JOHANN VON GOETHE

One always has time enough, if one will apply it well. JOHANN VON GOETHE
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Everybody wants to be somebody; nobody wants to grow. JOHANN VON GOETHE

Where is the man who has the strength to be true, and to show himself as he is? JOHANN VON GOETHE

Everywhere, we learn only from those whom we love. JOHANN VON GOETHE

What is important in life is life, and not the result of life. JOHANN VON GOETHE
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Be generous with kindly words, especially about those who are absent. JOHANN VON GOETHE

Mountains cannot be surmounted except by winding paths. JOHANN VON GOETHE

You accuse a woman of wavering affections, but don't blame her; she is just looking for a consistent man. JOHANN VON GOETHE

The coward threatens when he is safe. JOHANN VON GOETHE

Girls we love for what they are; men for what they promise to be. JOHANN VON GOETHE
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Whoever wishes to keep a secret must hide the fact that he possesses one. JOHANN VON GOETHE

Talents are best nurtured in solitude. Character is best formed in the stormy billows of the world. JOHANN VON GOETHE

If I love you, what business is it of yours? JOHANN VON GOETHE

Talent develops in quiet places, character in the full current of human life. JOHANN VON GOETHE

This is the highest wisdom that I own; freedom and life are earned by those alone who conquer them each day anew. JOHANN VON GOETHE

Wisdom is found only in truth. JOHANN VON GOETHE

The people who are absent are the ideal; those who are present seem to be quite commonplace. JOHANN VON GOETHE

The heights charm us, but the steps do not; with the mountain in our view we love to walk the plains. JOHANN VON GOETHE

Who is the most sensible person? The one who finds what is to their own advantage in all that happens to them. JOHANN VON GOETHE

Common sense is the genius of humanity. JOHANN VON GOETHE

Love can do much, but duty more. JOHANN VON GOETHE

They teach in academies far too many things, and far too much that is useless. JOHANN VON GOETHE

It seems to never occur to fools that merit and good fortune are closely united. JOHANN VON GOETHE

Stupidity is without anxiety. JOHANN VON GOETHE

There is nothing more frightful than ignorance in action. JOHANN VON GOETHE

Treat people as if they were what they ought to be and you help them to become what they are capable of being. JOHANN VON GOETHE

Beauty is a manifestation of secret natural laws, which otherwise would have been hidden from us forever. JOHANN VON GOETHE

One never goes further than when they do not know where they are going. JOHANN VON GOETHE

Ambition and love are the wings to great deeds. JOHANN VON GOETHE

Happiness is a ball after which we run wherever it rolls, and we push it with our feet when it stops. JOHANN VON GOETHE

Let everyone sweep in front of his own door, and the whole world will be clean. JOHANN VON GOETHE

In all things it is better to hope than to despair. JOHANN VON GOETHE

One that does not think to highly of himself is more than he thinks. JOHANN VON GOETHE

What is not fully understood is not possessed. JOHANN VON GOETHE

When a wife has a good husband it is easily seen in her face. JOHANN VON GOETHE

Out of moderation a pure happiness springs. JOHANN VON GOETHE

We usually lose today, because there has been a yesterday, and tomorrow is coming. JOHANN VON GOETHE

I do not speak of what I cannot praise. JOHANN VON GOETHE

As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live. JOHANN VON GOETHE

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. JOHANN VON GOETHE

How shall we learn to know ourselves? By reflection? Never; but only through action. Strive to do thy duty; then you shall know what is in thee. JOHANN VON GOETHE

Age does not make us childish, as some say; it finds us true children. JOHANN VON GOETHE
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The decline in literature indicates a decline in the nation. The two keep pace in their downward tendency. JOHANN VON GOETHE

Character develops itself in the stream of life. JOHANN VON GOETHE

To create something you must be something. JOHANN VON GOETHE

A useless life is an early death. JOHANN VON GOETHE

I will listen to anyone's convictions, but pray keep your doubts to yourself. JOHANN VON GOETHE

Their is nothing so terrible as activity without insight. JOHANN VON GOETHE

The most happy man is he who knows how to bring into relation the end and beginning of his life. JOHANN VON GOETHE

What makes people happy is activity; changing evil itself into good by power, working in a God like manner. JOHANN VON GOETHE

Those who hope for no other life are dead even for this. JOHANN VON GOETHE

Self-knowledge comes from knowing other men. JOHANN VON GOETHE

Never by reflection, but only by doing is self-knowledge possible to one. JOHANN VON GOETHE

The right man is the one that seizes the moment. JOHANN VON GOETHE

Certain flaws are necessary for the whole. It would seem strange if old friends lacked certain quirks. JOHANN VON GOETHE

A great scholar is seldom a great philosopher. JOHANN VON GOETHE

Nothing is true, but that which is simple. JOHANN VON GOETHE

Seldom in the business and transactions of ordinary life, do we find the sympathy we want. JOHANN VON GOETHE

To understand one thing well is better than understanding many things by halves. JOHANN VON GOETHE

Fresh activity is the only means of overcoming adversity. JOHANN VON GOETHE

Before you can do something you must first be something. JOHANN VON GOETHE

The deed is everything, the glory is naught. JOHANN VON GOETHE

Then indecision brings its own delays, And days are lost lamenting o'er lost days. Are you in earnest? Seize this very minute; What you can do, or dream you can, begin it. JOHANN VON GOETHE

When all is said the greatest action is to limit and isolate one's self. JOHANN VON GOETHE

God could cause us considerable embarrassment by revealing all the secrets of nature to us: we should not know what to do for sheer apathy and boredom. JOHANN VON GOETHE

If any man wishes to write a clear style, let him first be clear in his thoughts. JOHANN VON GOETHE

He who does not expect a million readers should not write a line. JOHANN VON GOETHE

Beauty is everywhere a welcome guest. JOHANN VON GOETHE

Life belongs to the living, and he who lives must be prepared for changes. JOHANN VON GOETHE

Human beings, by change, renew, rejuvenate ourselves; otherwise we harden. JOHANN VON GOETHE

No one would talk much in society if they knew how often they misunderstood others. JOHANN VON GOETHE

Oh how sweet it is to hear one's own convictions from another's lips. JOHANN VON GOETHE

Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do. JOHANN VON GOETHE

The destiny of any nation at any given time depends on the opinion of its young people, those under twenty-five. JOHANN VON GOETHE

Look closely at those who patronize you. Half are unfeeling, half untaught. JOHANN VON GOETHE

A distracted existence leads us to no goal. JOHANN VON GOETHE

Difficulties increase the nearer we approach the goal. JOHANN VON GOETHE

The best government is that which teaches us to govern ourselves. JOHANN VON GOETHE

The man who is born with a talent which he was meant to use finds his greatest happiness in using it. JOHANN VON GOETHE

The highest happiness of man is to have probed what is knowable and quietly to revere what is unknowable. JOHANN VON GOETHE

The hero draws inspiration from the virtue of his ancestors. JOHANN VON GOETHE

The greater the knowledge, the greater the doubt. JOHANN VON GOETHE

Those who know nothing of foreign languages, knows nothing of their own. JOHANN VON GOETHE

No one as ever completed their apprenticeship. JOHANN VON GOETHE

Certain defects are necessary for the existence of individuality. JOHANN VON GOETHE

Who is sure of their own motives can in confidence advance or retreat. JOHANN VON GOETHE

Our passion are the true phoenixes; when the old one is burnt out, a new one rises from its ashes. JOHANN VON GOETHE

We can always redeem the man who aspires and strives. JOHANN VON GOETHE

The philosopher must station themselves in the middle. JOHANN VON GOETHE

Every man has enough power left to carry out that of which he is convinced. JOHANN VON GOETHE

He who has a task to perform must know how to take sides, or he is quite unworthy of it. JOHANN VON GOETHE

Every person above the ordinary has a certain mission that they are called to fulfill. JOHANN VON GOETHE

If you want a wise answer, ask a reasonable question. JOHANN VON GOETHE

A person can stand almost anything except a succession of ordinary days. JOHANN VON GOETHE

We can offer up much in the large, but to make sacrifices in little things is what we are seldom equal to. JOHANN VON GOETHE

Thinking is more interesting than knowing, but less interesting than looking. JOHANN VON GOETHE

I don't know a greater advantage, than to appreciate the worth of an enemy. JOHANN VON GOETHE
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Things which matter most must never be at the mercy of things which matter least. JOHANN VON GOETHE

We must not take the faults of our youth with us into old age, for age brings along its own defects. JOHANN VON GOETHE
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Art is long, life short, judgment difficult, opportunity transient. JOHANN VON GOETHE
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He is dead in this world who has no belief in another. JOHANN VON GOETHE

Rest not. Life is sweeping by; go and dare before you die. Something mighty and sublime, leave behind to conquer time. JOHANN VON GOETHE

We cannot fashion our children after our desires, we must have them and love them as God has given them to us. JOHANN VON GOETHE

No wise combatant underestimates their antagonist. JOHANN VON GOETHE

There is no crime of which I do not deem myself capable. JOHANN VON GOETHE

Death is a commingling of eternity with time; in the death of a good man, eternity is seen looking through time. JOHANN VON GOETHE

Unlike grown ups, children have little need to deceive themselves. JOHANN VON GOETHE

We know accurately only when we know little, with knowledge doubt increases. JOHANN VON GOETHE

If a man or woman is born ten years sooner or later, their whole aspect and performance shall be different. JOHANN VON GOETHE

Excellence is rarely found, more rarely valued. JOHANN VON GOETHE

It is only in misery that we recognize the hand of God leading good men to good. JOHANN VON GOETHE

The first and last thing required of genius is, love of the truth. JOHANN VON GOETHE

The best fortune that can fall to a man is that which corrects his defects and makes up for his failings. JOHANN VON GOETHE

The unnatural, that too is natural. JOHANN VON GOETHE

Nature understands no jesting. She is always true, always serious, always severe. She is always right, and the errors are always those of man. JOHANN VON GOETHE

In nature we never see anything isolated, but everything in connection with something else which is before it, beside it, under it and over it. JOHANN VON GOETHE

Nature goes her own way and all that to us seems an exception is really according to order. JOHANN VON GOETHE


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