Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

1749 - 1832

A Quote by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe on rest

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Without haste! without rest! Bind the motto to thy breast! Bear it with thee as a spell; Storm or sunshine , guard it well.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)

Source: Haste Not, Rest Not. Stanza 1

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A Quote by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe on people, pleasure, and reflection

People have a peculiar pleasure in making converts, that is, in causing others to enjoy what they enjoy, thus finding their own likeness represented and reflected back to them.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)

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A Quote by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe on impossibility and love

I love those who yearn for the impossible.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)

Source: Faust

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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.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)

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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.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)

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A Quote by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

The right man is the one who seizes the moment.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)

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A Quote by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe on reading

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The sagacious reader who is capable of reading between these lines what does not stand written in them, but is nevertheless implied, will be able to form some conception.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)

Source: Autobiography. Book XVIII, Truth and Beauty

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