Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

1749 - 1832

A Quote by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe on intelligence and thought

All intelligent thoughts have already been thought; what is necessary is only to try to think them again.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)

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A Quote by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe on anecdotes, conversation, maxims, and world

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.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)

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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.

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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 life and world

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One lives but once in the world.

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A Quote by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe on mountains and time

Time does not relinquish its rights, either over human beings or over mountains.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)

Source: Faust

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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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