Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Quotes

Who is Johann Wolfgang von Goethe?

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe was a German poet and writer known for 'Faust' and 'The Sorrows of Young Werther'.

Born August 28, 1749
Died March 22, 1832

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Best 20 Quotes by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“For a man to achieve all that is demanded of him he must regard himself as greater than he is.”

“He is happiest, be he king or peasant, who finds peace in his home.”

“I love those who yearn for the impossible.”

“Of all the thieves, idiots are the most harmful; they steal from us our time and mood.”

“A man sees in the world what he carries in his heart.”

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

“Daring ideas are like chessmen moved forward. They may be beaten, but they may start a winning game.”

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“Dream no small dreams for they have no power to move the hearts of men.”

“Everything is hard before it is easy.”

“If any man wish to write in a clear style, let him be first clear in his thoughts; and if any would write in a noble style, let him first possess a noble soul.”

“Knowing is not enough; we must apply.
Willing is not enough; we must do.”

“Live each day as if your life had just begun.”

“Music is liquid architecture; Architecture is frozen music.”

“The person born with a talent they are meant to use will find their greatest happiness in using it.”

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“There is nothing more frightful than ignorance in action.”

“There is strong shadow where there is much light.”

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“Cheating is a sin, but honest cunning is simply prudence. It is a virtue. To be sure, it has a likeness to roguery, but that cannot be helped. He who has not learned to practice it is a fool.”

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“Things which matter most must never be at the mercy of things which matter least.”

“We do not have to visit a madhouse to find disordered minds; our planet is the mental institution of the universe.”

“Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.”

“You can easily judge the character of a man by how he treats those who can do nothing for him.”

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