Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

1749 - 1832

A Quote by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

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

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)

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A Quote by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe on living your dreams

Things that matter the most must never be at the mercy of those that matter the least.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)

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A Quote by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe on life, science, and process

Basic characteristics of an individual organism: to divide, to unite, to merge into the universal, to abide in the particular, to transform itself, to define itself, and as living things tend to appear under a thousand conditions, to arise and vanish, to solidify and melt, to freeze and flow, to expand and contract. Since these effects occur together, any or all may occur at the same moment.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)

Source: Scientific Studies [Suhrkamp, 1988] pps 303–4

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A Quote by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe on nature, truth, balanced, unity, unification, life, divide, split, division, union, eternal, pulse, rhythm, inhalation, and exhalation

True observers of nature, although they may think differently, will still agree that everything that is, everything that is observable as a phenomenon, can only exhibit itself in one of two ways. It is either a primal polarity that is able to unify, or it is a primal unity that is able to divide. The operation of nature consists of splitting the united or uniting the divided; this is the eternal movement of systole and diastole of the heartbeat, the inhalation and exhalation of the world in which we live, act, and exist."

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)

Source: J.W.-v. Goethe, Doctrine of Color, 1980 I: 267)

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A Quote by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

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

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)

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A Quote by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe on honesty

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“What is uttered from the heart alone, Will win the hearts of others to your own.”

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)

Source: http://thinkexist.com/quotations/honesty/

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A Quote by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe on people, relations, capable, being, and example

Treat people as if they were what they should be, and you help them become what they are capable of becoming.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)

Source: Pearls of Wisdom

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A Quote by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe on freedom, life, now, and dying

The best that mankind ever knew:  
Freedom and life are earned by those alone  
Who conquer them each day anew.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)

Source: part 2, pp. 468–69, Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von. 1990. Goethe's Faust. Walter Kaufmann, trans. New York: Anchor Books and Doubleday.

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A Quote by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe on evil, self worth, and human value

The greatest evil that can befall man is that he should come to think ill of himself.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)

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A Quote by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

Few people have the imagination for reality.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)

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