Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

1749 - 1832

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.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)

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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.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)

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A Quote by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe on day, labor, and trust

Tomorrow sees undone, what happens not to-day; Still forward press, nor never tire! The possible, with steadfast trust, Resolve should be by the forelock grasp. Then she will ne'er let go her clasp, And labors on, because she must.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)

Source: Faust. Prologue for the Theatre

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A Quote by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe on expectation, gambling, losing, and winning

Traveling is like gambling: it is always connected with winning and losing, and generally where it is least expected we receive, more or less than what we hoped for.

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

All theory, dear friend, is grey, but the golden tree of actual life springs ever green.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)

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A Quote by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe on belief, love, and seasons

That is the true season of love, when we believe that we alone can love, that no one could ever have loved so before us, and that no one will love in the same way as us.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)

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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.

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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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