Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

1749 - 1832

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.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)

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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.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)

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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.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)

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A Quote by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe on despair and hope

In all things it is better to hope than to despair.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)

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A Quote by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe on boldness, genius, indecision, losing, magic, and power

Each indecision brings its own delays and days are lost lamenting over lost days. . . . What you can do or think you can do, begin it. For boldness has magic, power, and genius in it.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)

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A Quote by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

One man's word is no man's word; we should quietly hear both sides.

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A Quote by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe on execution

Three things are to be looked to in a building: that it stand on the right spot; that it is securely founded; that it be successfully executed.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)

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A Quote by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe on certainty, flaws, and friendship

Certain flaws are necessary for the whole. It would seem strange if old friends lacked certain quirks.

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A Quote by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe on mountains and path

Mountains cannot be surmounted except by winding paths.

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A Quote by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe on change

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Human beings, by change, renew, rejuvenate ourselves; otherwise we harden.

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