Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Quotes

Who on Earth is Johann Wolfgang von Goethe?

German writer known for Faust and The Sorrows of Young Werther.

Born August 28, 1749
Died March 22, 1832

Books by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


Best 17 Quotes by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“Everything is hard before it is easy.”

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“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.”

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe