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Quotations by author » Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
German Playwright, Poet, Novelist and Dramatist. 1749-1832
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All truly wise thoughts have been thought 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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Ambition and love are the wings to great deeds.
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An unused life is an early death.
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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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Art is long, life short, judgment difficult, opportunity transient.
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As our inclinations, so our opinions
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Austere perseverance, hash and continuous... rarely fails of its purpose, for its silent power grows irresistible greater with time.
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Be above it! Make the world serve your purpose, but do not serve it.
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Be generous with kindly words, especially about those who are absent.
GenerosityKindness
Be he a king or a peasant, he is happiest who finds peace at home.
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Beauty is a manifestation of secret natural laws, which otherwise would have been hidden from us forever.
Beauty
Beauty is a primeval phenomenon, which itself never makes its appearance, but the reflection of which is visible in a thousand different utterances of the creative mind, and is as various as nature herself.
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Beauty is everywhere a welcome guest.
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Because everyone uses language to talk, everyone thinks he can talk about language
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Behavior is a mirror in which every one displays his own image
Behavior
Behavior is the mirror in which everyone shows their image
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Being brilliant is no great feat if you respect nothing.
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Beware of dissipating your powers; strive constantly to concentrate them. Genius thinks it can do whatever it sees others doing, but it is sure to repent every ill-judged outlay.
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Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it.
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By nature we have no defect that could not become a strength, no strength that could not become a defect
Nature
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