Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

1749 - 1832

A Quote by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe on brevity and choice

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

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)

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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.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)

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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)

Source: Elective Affinities

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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.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)

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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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A Quote by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe on change, life, and preparation

Life belongs to the living, and he who lives must be prepared for changes.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)

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A Quote by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

Light, - more light!

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)

Source: Last words

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A Quote by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe on change and mind

What I possess I would gladly retain. Change amuses the mind, yet scarcely profits.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)

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