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.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)

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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 garden, life, people, silence, and understanding

To know someone here or there with whom you can feel there is understanding in spite of distances or thoughts expressed -- That can make life a garden. -Different Translation- To know of someone here and there whom we accord with, who is living on with us, even in silence, - this makes our earthly ball a people garden.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)

Source: Wilhelm Meister’s Apprenticeship.

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A Quote by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe on satisfaction

One is never satisfied with a portrait of a person that one knows.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)

Source: Elective Affinities

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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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