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.

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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)

Source: Elective Affinities

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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)

Source: Faust

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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.

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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.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)

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