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Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Quote: “Words express neither objects nor ourselves.”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Quote: “A flippant, frivolous man may ridicule others, may controvert them, scorn them; but he who has any respect for himself seems to have renounced the right of thinking meanly of others.”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Quote: “It would not be worth your while to reach the age of seventy if all the wisdom of the world were to be foolishness before God.”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Quote: “Always to distrust is an error, as well as always to trust.”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Quote: “He who is and remains true to himself and to others has the most attractive quality of the greatest talent.”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Quote: “To be sure, a good work of art can and will have moral consequences, but to demand of the artists moral intentions, means ruiningtheir craft.”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Quote: “Every man has enough power left to carry out that of which he is convinced.”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Quote: “God could cause us considerable embarrassment by revealing all the secrets of nature to us: we should not know what to do for sheer apathy and boredom.”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Quote: “When translating one must proceed up to the intranslatable; only then one becomes aware of the foreign nation and the foreign tongue.”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Quote: “We can most safely achieve truly universal tolerance when we respect that which is characteristic in the individual and in nations, clinging, though, to the conviction that the truly meritorious is unique by belonging to all of mankind.”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Quote: “I wish the stage were as narrow as the wire of a tighrope dancer so that no incompetent would dare step upon it.”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Quote: “What you desire when young, you have in abundance when old.”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Quote: “To understand one thing well is better than understanding many things by halves.”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Quote: “How circumscribed is woman’s destiny!”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Quote: “The older I get the more I trust in the law according to which the rose and the lily bloom.”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Quote: “In art, to express the infinite one should suggest infinitely more than is expressed.”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Quote: “People can only live with their equals, and not even with them; for in the long run they cannot tolerate that someone is their equal.”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Quote: “We usually lose today, because there has been a yesterday, and tomorrow is coming.”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Quote: “Art is a severe business; most serious when employed in grand and sacred objects. The artist stands higher than art, higher than the object. He uses art for his purposes, and deals with the object after his own fashion.”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Quote: “One of the most striking signs of the decay of art is the intermixing of different genres.”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Quote: “Tolerance should, strictly speaking, be only a passing mood; it ought to lead to acknowledgment and appreciation. To tolerate a person is to affront him.”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Quote: “Beauty and Genius must be kept afar if one would avoid becoming their slave.”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Quote: “What one doesn’t understand one doesn’t possess.”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Quote: “The artist alone sees spirits. But after he has told of their appearing to him, everybody sees them.”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Quote: “Know’st thou the land where the lemon-trees bloom, Where the gold orange glows in the deep thicket’s gloom, Where a wind ever soft from the blue heaven blows, And the groves are of laurel and myrtle and rose!”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Quote: “Sometimes our fate resembles a fruit tree in winter. Who would think that those branches would turn green again and blossom, but we hope it, we know it.”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Quote: “The decline of literature indicates the decline of a nation.”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Quote: “One lives but once in the world.”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Quote: “For the nature of women is closely allied to art.”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Quote: “Were not the eye made to receive the rays of the sun, it could not behold the sun; if the peculiar power of God lay not in us, how could the godlike charm us?”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Quote: “I have so much in me, and the feeling for her absorbs it all; I have so much, and without her it all comes to nothing.”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Quote: “It is sometimes essential for a husband and a wife to quarrel – they get to know each other better.”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Quote: “Give me the benefit of your convictions, if you have any; but keep your doubts to yourself, for I have enough of my own.”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Quote: “All understanding begins in wonder!”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Quote: “For the butterfly, mating and propagation involve the sacrifice of life, for the human being, the sacrifice of beauty.”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Quote: “Wine rejoices the heart of man and joy is the mother of all virtues.”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Quote: “A great revolution is never the fault of the people, but of the government.”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Quote: “Painting and tattooing the body is a return to animalism.”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Quote: “Two souls dwell, alas! in my breast.”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Quote: “When she sees the leaves fall, they raise no other idea in her mind than that winter is approaching.”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Quote: “The beginning of faith is the beginning of fruitfulness; but the beginning of unbelief, however glittering, is empty.”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Quote: “He who is plenteously provided for from within needs but little from without.”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Quote: “All perishable is but an allegory.”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Quote: “Sin writes histories, goodness is silent.”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Quote: “Nothing can be compared to the new life that the discovery of another country provides for a thoughtful person. Although I am still the same I believe to have changed to the bones.”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Quote: “The senses do not deceive us, but the judgment does.”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Quote: “Impotent hatred is the most horrible of all emotions; one should hate nobody whom one cannot destroy.”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Quote: “Everything is both simpler than we can imagine and more entangled than we can conceive.”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Quote: “Let no one be like another, yet everyone like the highest. How is this done? Be each one perfect in himself.”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Quote: “If you are to accomplish all that one demands of you, you must overestimate your own worth.”
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