Do not give in too much to feelings. A overly sensitive heart is an unhappy possession on this shaky earth.

— Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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You can easily judge the character of a man by how he treats those who can do nothing for him.


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


Every day we should hear at least one little song, read one good poem, see one exquisite picture, and, if possible, speak a few sensible words.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe quote Enjoy when you can, and endure when you

Enjoy when you can, and endure when you must.


The moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves, too.

All sorts of things occur to help one that would never have otherwise occurred...unforeseen incidents and meetings and material assistance, which no man could have dreamed would have come his way.


I have come to the frightening conclusion that I am the decisive element.

It is my personal approach that creates the climate. It is my daily mood that makes the weather....In all situations, it is my response that decides whether a crisis is escalated or de-escalated, and a person is humanized or is dehumanized.


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The moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves too.

Whatever you think you can do, or believe you can do, begin it. Action has magic, power and grace.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe quote In all things it is better to hope than

In all things it is better to hope than to despair.


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.


Courage is the commitment to begin without any guarantee of success.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe quote A man sees in the world what he carries

A man sees in the world what he carries in his heart.


Trust yourself, then you will know how to live.


If I accept you as you are, I will make you worse;

however, if I treat you as though you are what you are capable of becoming, I help you become that.


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


About Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Quotes 1772 sayings
Nationality German
Profession Writer
Birthday August 28, 1749

Difficulties increase the nearer we get to the goal.


There is nothing worse than aggressive stupidity.


One must ask children and birds how cherries and strawberries taste.


What is not started today is never finished tomorrow.


A man sees in the world what he carries in his heart.


Instruction does much, but encouragement does everything.


Behavior is the mirror in which everyone shows their image


The soul that sees beauty may sometimes walk alone.


Correction does much, but encouragement does more.


Enjoy when you can, and endure when you must.


Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.


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


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


Plunge boldly into the thick of life, and seize it where you will, it is always interesting.


None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free.


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


Our friends show us what we can do; our enemies teach us what we must do.


It is the color closest to light. In its utmost purity it always implies the nature of brightness and has a cheerful, serene, gently stimulating character. Hence, experience teaches us that yellow makes a thoroughly warm and comforting impression.


Everything is hard before it is easy.


Someday perhaps the inner light will shine forth from us, and the we'll need no other light.


A useless life is an early death.


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


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


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.


I never knew a more presumptuous person than myself.

The fact that I say that shows that what I say is true.


With little art, clear wit and sense Suggest their own delivery.


Nothing is worse than active ignorance.


Yet through delivery orators succeed, I feel that I am far behind indeed.


There is nothing more frightful than ignorance in action.


Each indecision brings its own delays and days are lost lamenting over lost days... What you can do or think you can do, begin it. For boldness has magic, power, and genius in it.


The man of understanding finds everything laughable.


People who think honestly and deeply have a hostile attitude towards the public.


Wisdom is found only in truth.


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


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


To think is easy. To act is hard. But the hardest thing in the world is to act in accordance with your thinking.


This is the true measure of love, When we believe that we alone can love, That no one could ever have loved so before us, And that no one will ever love in the same way after us.

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