Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

1749 - 1832

A Quote by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe on character and life

Character develops itself in the stream of life.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)

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A Quote by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe on character, genius, life, and quiet

Genius develops in quiet places, Character out in the full current of human life.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)

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A Quote by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe on character, solitude, talent, and world

Talent is nurtured in solitude; character is formed in the stormy billows of the world.

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A Quote by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe on love

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We are shaped and fashioned by what we love.

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A Quote by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe on character and men

Men show their character in nothing more clearly than by what they think laughable.

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A Quote by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe on brevity and choice

Choose well, your choice is brief, and yet endless.

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A Quote by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe on cleverness and commitment

A clever man commits no minor blunders.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)

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A Quote by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe on danger, enemies, and good

Commonplaceness, the surrender to the average, that good which is not bad but still the enemy of the best - That is our besetting danger.

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A Quote by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe on society

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No one would talk much in society, if he knew how often he misunderstands others.

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A Quote by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe on genius, judgment, and repentance

Beware of dissipating your powers; strive constantly to concentrate them. Genius thinks it can do whatever it sees others doing, but it is sure to repent of every ill-judged outlay.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)

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