Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

German writer and poet

Lived from: 1749-1832

Category: Poets (Contemporary) | Writers (Contemporary)

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    A really great talent finds its happiness in execution.

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    A distracted existence leads us to no goal.

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    A creation of importance can only be produced when its author isolates himself, it is a child of solitude.

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    A great revolution is never the fault of the people, but of the government.

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

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    A purpose you impart is no longer your own.

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

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    A person hears only what they understand.

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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.

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    People have a peculiar pleasure in making converts, that is, in causing others to enjoy what they enjoy, thus finding their own likeness represented and reflected back to them.

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