Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

1749 - 1832

A Quote by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe on direction and world

The greatest thing in this world is not so much where we stand as in what direction we are moving.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)

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A Quote by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe on acceptance

If I accept you as you are, I will make you worse; however, if I treat you as though you are what you are capable of becoming, I help you become that.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)

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A Quote by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe on mercy

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Things which matter most must never be at the mercy of things that matter least.

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A Quote by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe on age, faults, time, and tolerance

Tolerance comes of age. I see no fault committed that I myself could not have committed at some time or other.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)

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A Quote by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe on love and nature

Flowers are beautiful hieroglyphics of nature, with which she indicates how much she loves us.

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A Quote by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe on soul and women

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The Woman-Soul leadeth us upward and on!

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A Quote by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe on world

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The world remains ever the same.

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A Quote by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

He who does not expect a million readers should not write a line.

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A Quote by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe on aim, fear, reason, seasons, and work

Know'st thou yesterday, its aim and reason? Work'st thou will today for worthier things? Then calmly wait the morrow's hidden season, And fear thou not, what hap soe'er it brings

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)

Source: Zahme Xenien, Book IV

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A Quote by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe on love, men, and promises

Girls we love for what they are; young men for what they promise to be.

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