Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

1749 - 1832

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.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)

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A Quote by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

When we treat man as he is, we make him worse than he is; when we treat him as if he already were what he potentially could be, we make him what he should be.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)

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A Quote by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe on life, thinking, and wisdom

And what does really matter? That is easy: thinking and doing, doing and thinking---and these are the sum of all wisdom. . . . Both must move ever onward in life, to and fro, like breathing in and breathing out.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)

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A Quote by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe on action, life, thinking, thought, and wisdom

Once one knows what really matters, one ceases to be voluble. And what does really matter? That is easy: thinking and doing, doing and thinking - and these are the sum of all wisdom. . . . Both must move ever onward in life, to and fro, like breathing in and breathing out. Whoever makes it a rule to test action by thought, thought by action, cannot falter, and if he does, will soon find his way back to the right road.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)

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A Quote by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe on art, needs, religion, and science

He who possesses art and science has religion; he who does not possess them, needs religion.

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A Quote by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe on day, freedom, life, and wisdom

This is the highest wisdom that I own; freedom and life are earned by those alone who conquer them each day anew.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)

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A Quote by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe on experience and thought

All truly wise thoughts have been thought already thousands of times; but to make them truly ours, we must think them over again honestly, till they take root in our personal experience.

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A Quote by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe on eternity and women

That which is eternal in Woman lifts us above.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)

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A Quote by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe on understanding

We cannot possess what we do not understand.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)

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