Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

1749 - 1832

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.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)

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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.

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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.

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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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A Quote by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe on imagination and time

Everything is simpler than you think and at the same time more complex than you can imagine.

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A Quote by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe on world

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There is repetition everywhere, and nothing is found only once in the world.

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A Quote by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe on hope, love, men, pain, solitude, and wishes

Who longs in solitude to live, Ah! soon his wish will gain: Men hope and love, men get and give, and leave him to his pain.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)

Source: Wilhelm Meister’s Apprenticeship

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A Quote by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe on sorrow

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Who never ate his bread in sorrow, Who never spent the darksome hours Weeping, and watching for the morrow,- He knows you not, ye heavenly Powers.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)

Source: Wilhelm Meister’s Apprenticeship

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