Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

1749 - 1832

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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A Quote by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

Open the second shutter, so that more light can come in.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)

Source: Attributed dying words.

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A Quote by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe on familiarity, good, justice, and music

The effects of good music are not just because it's new; on the contrary music strikes us more the more familiar we are with it.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)

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A Quote by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe on nature and order

Nature goes her own way and all that to us seems an exception is really according to order.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)

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A Quote by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe on dance and nature

Nature! We are enveloped and embraced by her, incapable of emerging from her and incapable of entering her more deeply. Unbidden and unwarned, she receives us into the circuits of her dance, drifting onward with us herself, until we grow tired and drop from her arms.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)

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A Quote by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe on competence, errors, faults, nature, purity, secrets, and sharing

There is no trifling with nature, it is always true, grave, and severe, it is always in the right, and the faults and errors fall to our share. It defies incompetency, but reveals its secrets to the competent, the truthful, and the pure.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)

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A Quote by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe on heart and nature

Is not the core of nature in the heart of man?

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A Quote by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe on world

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There is nothing insignificant in the world. It all depends on how one looks at it.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)

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A Quote by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe on day and value

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Nothing is more highly to be prized than the value of each day.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)

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A Quote by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe on control, destiny, hope, life, reflection, and worth

Take life too seriously, and what is it worth? If the morning wake us to no new joys, if the evening bring us not the hopes of new pleasures, is it worth while to dress and undress? Does the sun shine on me today that I may reflect on yesterday? That I may endeavor to foresee and control what can neither be foreseen nor controlled - the destiny of tomorrow?

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)

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