Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

1749 - 1832

A Quote by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe on correction and encouragement

Correction does much, but encouragement does more. Encouragement after censure is as the sun after a shower.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)

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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)

Source: Tasso

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A Quote by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe on belief, death, and world

He is dead in this world who has no belief in another.

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.

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.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)

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