Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

1749 - 1832

A Quote by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe on feeling, popularity, and reason

Reason can never be popular. Passions and feelings may become popular, but reason will always remain the sole property of a few eminent individuals.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)

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A Quote by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe on growth, knowledge, learning, limitations, and problems

The close and thoughtful observer more and more learns to recognize his limitations. He realizes that with the steady growth of knowledge more and more new problems keep on emerging.

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A Quote by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe on individuality

If you treat an individual as he is, he will remain as he is. But if you treat him as if he were what he ought to be and could be, he will become what he ought to be and could be.

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A Quote by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe on fashion and religion

Since I have heard often enough that everyone in the end has his own religion, nothing seemed more natural to me than to fashion my own.

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A Quote by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe on power

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

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A Quote by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe on vices

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Passions are vices or virtues to their highest powers.

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A Quote by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe on art, patriotism, and science

There is no patriotic art and no patriotic science

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A Quote by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe on mountains and peace

Over all the mountain tops is peace.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)

Source: Wanderers Nachtlied

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A Quote by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe on home and peace

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

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Source: Albert W. Daw Collection

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A Quote by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe on people

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If you inquire what people are like here, I must answer, "The same as everywhere."

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)

Source: The Sorrows of Werther, May 17th

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