Inspirational Quotes by the famous German
poet, author and thinker Johann Wolfgang
born Johann Wolfgang von Goethe - Free
Imperial City of Frankfurt, Holy Roman Empire
- 28th of August, 1749 / Died 22nd of March,
1832 German Confederation
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe was a thinker,
novelist, poet, diplomat and philosopher.
+ None are more hopelessly enslaved than those
who falsely believe they are free.
+ A world without love would be no world.
+ If I accept you as you are, I will make you
worse. However, if I treat you as though you are
what you are capable of becoming, I help you become
+ The fate of the architect is the strangest of
all. How often he expends his whole soul, his
whole heart and passion, to produce buildings
into which he himself may never enter.
+ I love those who yearn for the impossible.
+ All poetry is supposed to be instructive but
in an unnoticeable manner; it is supposed to make
us aware of what it would be valuable to instruct
ourselves in; we must deduce the lesson on our
own, just as with life.
+ The deed is everything, the glory naught.
+ 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
+ Art is in itself noble; that is why the artist
has no fear of what is common. This, indeed, is
already ennobled when he takes it up.
+ We are shaped and fashioned by what we love.
+ Instruction does much, but encouragement everything.
+ Nowhere would anyone grant that science and
poetry can be united. They forgot that science
arose from poetry, and failed to see that a change
of times might beneficently reunite the two as
friends, at a higher level and to mutual advantage.
+ Patriotism ruins history.
+ Which is the best government? That which teaches
us to govern ourselves.
+ Life belongs to the living, and he who lives
must be prepared for changes.
+ The artist may be well advised to keep his work
to himself till it is completed, because no one
can readily help him or advise him with it.. but
the scientist is wiser not to withhold a single
finding or a single conjecture from publicity.