Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

1749 - 1832

A Quote by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe on education, excellence, good, rest, and value

Taste is only to be educated by contemplation, not of the tolerably good but of the truly excellent. I therefore show you only the best works; and when you are grounded in these, you will have a standard for the rest, which you will know how to value, without overrating them.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)

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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.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)

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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.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)

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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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A Quote by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe on fashion and religion

Since I have heard often enough that everyone in the end has his own religion, nothing seemed more natural to me than to fashion my own.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)

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A Quote by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe on day and worth

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Nothing is worth more than this day. You cannot relive yesterday. Tomorrow is still beyond your reach

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A Quote by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe on errors and truth

Nothing is more damaging to a new truth than an old error.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)

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A Quote by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

One never goes so far as when one doesn't know where one is going.

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.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)

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