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.

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.

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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 desires

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While man's desires and aspirations stir he cannot choose but err.

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A Quote by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe on anticipation, desires, future, imagination, passion, reality, and secrets

Our desires presage the capacities within us; they are harbingers of what we shall be able to accomplish. What we can do and want to do is projected in our imagination, quite outside ourselves, and into the future. We are attracted to what is already ours in secret. Thus passionate anticipation transforms what is indeed possible into dreamt-for reality.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)

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A Quote by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe on destiny, men, nations, and time

The destiny of any nation, at any given time, depends on the opinions of its young men under five-and-twenty.

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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.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)

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