Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

1749 - 1832

A Quote by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe on love and power

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Why should we not recognize in the lightning, the thunder, and the storm wind, the approach of an overwhelming Power, and in the scent of flowers and the gently rustling zephyr the presence of a Being full of love?

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)

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A Quote by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe on belief

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None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)

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A Quote by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe on danger and men

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Fools and wise men are equally harmless. It is the half-fools and half-wise that are dangerous.

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A Quote by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe on debt and good

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If a good person does you wrong, act as though you had not noticed it. They will make note of this and not remain in your debt long.

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A Quote by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe on courage, day, effort, losing, men, talent, timidity, and world

A great deal of talent is lost to the world for want of a little courage. Every day sends to their graves obscure men whom timidity prevented from making a first effort.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)

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A Quote by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe on oppression and profit

Enjoy what thou has inherited from thy sires if thou wouldn't really possess it. What we employ and use is never an oppressive burden; what the moment brings forth, that only can it profit by.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)

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A Quote by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe on happiness

He who enjoys doing and enjoys what he has done is happy.

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 stay 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.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)

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A Quote by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe on eternity and worth

Every situation, every moment - is of infinite worth; for it is the representative of a whole eternity.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)

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A Quote by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe on good, poetry, songs, and words

One ought, everyday at least, to hear a little song, read a good poem, see a fine picture, and, if it were possible, to speak a few reasonable words.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)

Source: Wilhelm Meister’s Apprenticeship

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