Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

1749 - 1832

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.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)

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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 on difficulty and goals

Difficulties increase the nearer we approach the goal.

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A Quote by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe on life

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If you want to make life easy, make it hard.

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A Quote by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe on difficulty and lies

The greatest difficulties lie where we are not looking for them.

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A Quote by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe on god, good, leadership, men, and misery

It is only in misery that we recognize the hand of God leading good men to good.

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A Quote by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe on doubt and knowledge

We know accurately only when we know little; with knowledge doubt increases.

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A Quote by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe on dreams, men, and power

Dream no small dreams for they have no power to move the hearts of men.

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