Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

1749 - 1832

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 doubt and knowledge

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

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)

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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.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)

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A Quote by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

They teach in academies far too many things, and far too much that is useless.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)

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A Quote by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe on encouragement

Encouragement after censure is as the sun after a shower.

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A Quote by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe on songs

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Deny yourself! You must deny yourself! That is the song that never ends.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)

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A Quote by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe on dependence

Upon the creatures we have made, we are, ourselves, at last, dependent.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)

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