Authors - Johann Goethe

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Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (28 August 1749 - 22 March 1832) was a German writer, pictorial artist, biologist, theoretical physicist, and polymath. He is considered the supreme genius of modern German literature. His works span the fields of poetry, drama, prose, philosophy, and science. His Faust has been called one of the greatest dramatic works of modern European literature. His other well-known literary works include his numerous poems, the Bildungsroman Wilhelm Meister's Apprenticeship, and the epistolary novel The Sorrows of Young Werther. - Wikipedia

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Quote 513by Anonymous on 05/01/2011

One ought, each day at least, to hear a little song, read a good poem, see a fine picture and, if possible, speak a few reasonable words.
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    Quote 1032by Anonymous on 09/01/2011

    If you start to think about your physical or moral condition, you usually find that you are sick.
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      Quote 1245by Anonymous on 11/01/2011

      Love is an ideal thing, marriage a real thing; a confusion of the real with the ideal never goes unpunished.
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        Quote 1429by Anonymous on 13/01/2011

        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.
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          Quote 1588by Anonymous on 14/01/2011

          Against criticism a man can neither protest nor defend himself; he must act in spite of it, and then it will gradually yield to him.
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            Quote 1795by Anonymous on 16/01/2011

            When ideas fail, words come in very handy.
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              Quote 1839by Anonymous on 16/01/2011

              That is the true season of love, when we believe that we alone can love, that no one could ever have loved so before us, and that no one will love in the same way after us.
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                Quote 1872by Anonymous on 18/01/2011

                One ought, every day at least, to hear a little song, read a good poem, see a fine picture, and if it were possible, to speak a few reasonable words.
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                  Quote 1873by Anonymous on 18/01/2011

                  To be pleased with one's limits is a wretched state.
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                    Quote 1874by Anonymous on 18/01/2011

                    Everything in the world may be endured except continued prosperity.
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                      Quote 2204by Anonymous on 24/01/2011

                      The intelligent man finds almost everything ridiculous, the sensible man hardly anything.
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                        Quote 2373by Anonymous on 28/01/2011

                        We are never deceived; we deceive ourselves.
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                          Quote 2445by Anonymous on 29/01/2011

                          Everything has been thought of before, but the difficulty is to think of it again.
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                            Quote 2751by Anonymous on 02/02/2011

                            Men show their characters in nothing more clearly than in what they think laughable.
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                              Quote 2868by Anonymous on 02/02/2011

                              Genius thinks it can do whatever it sees others doing, but is sure to repent of every ill-judged outlay.
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                                Quote 2980by Anonymous on 02/02/2011

                                A man can stand anything except a succession of ordinary days.
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                                  Quote 3031by Anonymous on 02/02/2011

                                  Enjoy when you can, and endure when you must.
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                                    Quote 3290by Anonymous on 05/02/2011

                                    Dream no small dreams for they have no power to move the hearts of men.
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                                      Quote 3366by Anonymous on 05/02/2011

                                      As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live.
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                                        Quote 3520by Anonymous on 06/02/2011

                                        Daring ideas are like chessmen moved forward; they may be beaten but they may start a winning game.
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                                          Quote 3587by Anonymous on 07/02/2011

                                          Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it.
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                                            Quote 4083by Anonymous on 14/02/2011

                                            Everything is simpler than you think and at the same time more complex than you imagine.
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                                              Quote 4089by Anonymous on 14/02/2011

                                              Divide and rule, a sound motto. Unite and lead, a better one.
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                                                Quote 4145by Anonymous on 15/02/2011

                                                Music, in the best sense, does not require novelty; no, the older it is, and the more we are accustomed to it, the greater its effect.
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                                                  Quote 4456by Anonymous on 21/02/2011

                                                  There is nothing more dreadful than imagination without taste.
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                                                    Quote 5249by Anonymous on 07/06/2011

                                                    If children grew up according to early indications, we should have nothing but geniuses.
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                                                      Quote 5938by Anonymous on 07/09/2011

                                                      All truly wise thoughts have been thoughts already thousands of times; but to make them truly ours, we must think them over again honestly, till they take root in our personal experience.
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                                                        Quote 6687by Anonymous on 04/10/2011

                                                        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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                                                          Quote 7321by Anonymous on 03/11/2011

                                                          Treat a man as he appears to be, and you make him worse. But treat a man as if he were what he potentially could be, and you make him what he should be.
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                                                            Quote 7766by Anonymous on 06/02/2012

                                                            Many people take no care of their money till they come nearly to the end of it, and others do just the same with their time.
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                                                              Quote 7809by Anonymous on 17/02/2012

                                                              To rule is easy, to govern difficult.
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                                                                Quote 7917by Anonymous on 04/03/2012

                                                                Nature knows no pause in progress and development, and attaches her curse on all inaction.
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                                                                  Quote 8333by Anonymous on 05/05/2012

                                                                  Beauty is in the heart of the beholder.
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                                                                    Quote 8396by Anonymous on 09/05/2012

                                                                    Ignorant men raise questions that wise men answered a thousand years ago.
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                                                                      Quote 8608by Anonymous on 19/05/2012

                                                                      The mediator of the inexpressible is the work of art.
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