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Quotations by author » Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
German Playwright, Poet, Novelist and Dramatist. 1749-1832
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A person places themselves on a level with the ones they praise.
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A purpose you impart is no longer your own.
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A really great talent finds its happiness in execution.
Talent
A teacher who can arouse a feeling for one single good action, for one single good poem, accomplishes more than he who fills our memory with rows and rows of natural objects, classified with name and form
Teachers and teaching
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A useless life is an early death
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A vain man can never be utterly ruthless: he wants to win applause and therefore he accommodates himself to others
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A wife is a gift bestowed upon man to reconcile him to the loss of paradise
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After fifteen minutes nobody looks at a rainbow
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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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Age merely shows what children we remain.
Age
Alas! sorrow from happiness is oft evolved.
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All greatness in the world came about because someone did more than he had to do.
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All intelligent thoughts have already been thought; what is necessary is only to try to think them again.
Thought
All our knowledge is symbolic.
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All that is noble is in itself of a quiet nature, and appears to sleep until it is aroused and summoned forth by contrast.
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All that is transitory is only an image.
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All the knowledge I possess everyone else can acquire, but my heart is exclusively my own.
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All theory, dear friend, is gray, but the golden tree of life springs ever green.
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All things are only transitory.
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