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Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Inspirational Quotes by the famous German poet, author and thinker Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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.


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+ 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 that.

+ 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 words.

+ 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.

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