Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

1749 - 1832

A Quote by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe on adversity and overcoming

Fresh activity is the only means of overcoming adversity.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)

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A Quote by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe on deed and glory

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The deed is everything, the glory is naught.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)

Source: Grosser Vorhof

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A Quote by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

Before you can do something, you must first be something.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)

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A Quote by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)

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A Quote by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe on age and children

Age does not make us childish, as some say; it only finds us true children still.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)

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A Quote by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe on agreement and happiness

One can be very happy without demanding that others agree with them.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)

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A Quote by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe on facts, labor, men, respect, understanding, wishes, and world

I respect the man who knows distinctly what he wishes. The greater part of all mischief in the world arises from the fact that men do not sufficiently understand their own aims. They have undertaken to build a tower, and spend no more labor on the foundation than would be necessary to erect a hut.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)

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A Quote by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe on men and success

Men are so constituted that every one undertakes what he sees another successful in, whether he has aptitude for it or not.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)

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A Quote by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe on architecture, fate, heart, passion, and soul

The fate of the architect is the strangest of all. How often he expends his whole soul, his whole heart and passion, to produce buildings into which he himself may never enter.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)

Source: Elective Affinities

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A Quote by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe on animals, circumstances, energy, opportunity, talent, and world

Energy will do anything that can be done in the world: and no talents, no circumstances, no opportunities will make a two-legged animal a man without it.

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