Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

1749 - 1832

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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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.

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)

Source: Faust

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A Quote by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe on love and sons

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A king there was once reigning, Who had a goodly flea, Him loved he without feigning, As his own son were he!

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)

Source: Faust. Mephistopheles’ Song of the Flea

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A Quote by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe on colors, courage, hypocrisy, imitation, kindness, modesty, and quality

Courage and modesty are the most unequivocal of virtues, for they are of a kind that hypocrisy cannot imitate; they too have this quality in common, that they are expressed by the same color.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)

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A Quote by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe on death, life, rest, and time

Rest not! Life is sweeping by; go and dare before you die. Something mighty and sublime, leave behind to conquer time.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)

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