Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

German writer and poet

Lived from: 1749-1832

Category: Poets (Contemporary) | Writers (Contemporary)

Quotes: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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    Age does not make us childish, as some say; it finds us true children.
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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.
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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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    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.
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    Art is long, life short, judgment difficult, opportunity transient.
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    Austere perseverance, hash and continuous... rarely fails of its purpose, for its silent power grows irresistible greater with time.
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    Be above it! Make the world serve your purpose, but do not serve it.
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    Be he a king or a peasant, he is happiest who finds peace at home.
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    Beauty is a manifestation of secret natural laws, which otherwise would have been hidden from us forever.
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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.
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    Behavior is the mirror in which everyone shows their image
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    By seeking and blundering we learn.
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    Certain defects are necessary for the existence of individuality.
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    Certain flaws are necessary for the whole. It would seem strange if old friends lacked certain quirks.
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    Character develops itself in the stream of life.