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Quotations by author » Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
German Playwright, Poet, Novelist and Dramatist. 1749-1832
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"Know thyself"? If I knew myself I'd run away
Self-knowledge
A clever man commits no minor blunders.
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A clever man commits no minor blunders.
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A collection of anecdotes and maxims is the greatest of treasures for the man of the world, for he knows how to intersperse conversation with the former in fit places, and to recollect the latter on proper occasions
AnecdotesMaxim
A correct answer is like an affectionate kiss.
Solution
A creation of importance can only be produced when its author isolates himself, it is a child of solitude.
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A distracted existence leads us to no goal.
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A great revolution is never the fault of the people, but of the government.
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A great scholar is seldom a great philosopher.
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A judge who cannot punish, in the end associates themselves with the criminal.
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A leaf that is destined to grow large is full of grooves and wrinkles at the start. Now if one has no patience and wants it smooth offhand like a willow leaf, there is trouble ahead.
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A man does not mind being blamed for his faults, and being punished for them, and he patiently suffers much for them; but he becomes impatient if he is required to give them up
Men
A man should hear a little music, read a little poetry, and see a fine picture every day of his life, in order that worldly cares may not obliterate the sense of the beautiful which God has implanted in the human soul.
Poetry
A man that all the world hates, there must be something about him.
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A man's errors are what make him amiable
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A man's manners are a mirror in which he shows his portrait.
Manners
A noble person attracts noble people, and knows how to hold on to them.
Nobility
A person can stand almost anything except a succession of ordinary days.
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A person hears only what they understand.
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A person is never happy till their vague strivings has itself marked out its proper limitations.
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