Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

1749 - 1832

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.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)

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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)

Source: Grosser Vorhof

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A Quote by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe on trust, self-assurance, and confidence

As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)

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A Quote by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe on fear, past, and truth

Truth is a torch but a tremendous one. That is why we hurry past it, shielding our eyes, indeed, in fear of getting burned.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)

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A Quote by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe on action, feeling, good, memory, poetry, and teachers

A teacher who can arouse a feeling for one single good action, for one single good poem, accomplishes more than he who fills our memory with rows of natural objects, classified with name and form.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)

Source: Elective Affinities

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A Quote by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe on action and thought

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 creativity, life, mountains, and spirit

From inaccessible mountain range by way of desert untrod by human foot to the ends of the unknown seas, the breath of the everlasting creative spirit is felt, rejoicing over every speck of dust that hearkens to it and lives.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)

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A Quote by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe on aim, books, influence, style, and time

However often we turn to it [the Koran] at first disgusting us each time afresh, it soon attracts, astounds, and in the end enforces our reverence. . . . Its style, in accordance with its contents and aim is stern, grand, terrible - ever and anon truly sublime - Thus this book will go on exercising through all ages a most potent influence.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)

Source: quoted in T.P. Hughes' DICTIONARY OF ISLAM, p. 526.

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A Quote by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe on friendship, life, and theory

Dear friend, all theory is gray,  And green the golden tree of life.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)

Source: Faust

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