Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

1749 - 1832

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.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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)

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A Quote by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

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

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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.

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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.

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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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