Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

1749 - 1832

A Quote by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe on good, mankind, and people

I always seek the good that is in people and leave the bad to Him who made mankind and knows how to round off the corners.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)

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A Quote by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe on endurance, prosperity, and world

Everything in the world may be endured except continued prosperity.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)

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A Quote by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe on character, stillness, talent, and world

A talent is formed in stillness, a character in the world's torrent.

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A Quote by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe on purpose

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A purpose you impart is no longer your own.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)

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A Quote by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe on purpose and world

Be above it! Make the world serve your purpose, but do not serve it.

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A Quote by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe on intelligence and thought

All intelligent thoughts have already been thought; what is necessary is only to try to think them again.

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A Quote by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe on anecdotes, conversation, maxims, and world

Anecdotes and maxims are rich treasures to the man of the world, for he knows how to introduce the former at fit place in conversation.

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A Quote by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe on feeling, popularity, and reason

Reason can never be popular. Passions and feelings may become popular, but reason will always remain the sole property of a few eminent individuals.

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A Quote by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe on growth, knowledge, learning, limitations, and problems

The close and thoughtful observer more and more learns to recognize his limitations. He realizes that with the steady growth of knowledge more and more new problems keep on emerging.

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A Quote by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe on individuality

If you treat an individual as he is, he will remain as he is. But if you treat him as if he were what he ought to be and could be, he will become what he ought to be and could be.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)

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