Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

1749 - 1832

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)

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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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A Quote by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

A man's name is not like a mantle which merely hangs about him, and which one perchance may safely twitch and pull, but a perfectly fitting garment, which, like the skin, has grown over him, at which one cannot rake and scrape without injuring the man himself.

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A Quote by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe on work

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Our work is the presentation of our capabilities.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)

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A Quote by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe on happiness and talent

The person born with a talent they are meant to use will find their greatest happiness in using it.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)

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A Quote by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe on absence, idealism, people, and present

The people who are absent are the ideal; those who are present seem to be quite commonplace.

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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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