Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

1749 - 1832

A Quote by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe on encouragement

Encouragement after censure is as the sun after a shower.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)

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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.

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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.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)

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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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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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A Quote by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe on behavior, heart, and love

There is a courtesy of the heart; it is allied to love. >From it springs the purest courtesy in the outward behavior.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)

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