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Quotations by author » Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
German Playwright, Poet, Novelist and Dramatist. 1749-1832
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By seeking and blundering we learn.
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Certain defects are necessary for the existence of individuality.
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Certain flaws are necessary for the whole. It would seem strange if old friends lacked certain quirks.
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Character develops itself in the stream of life.
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Character, in great and little things, means carrying through what you feel able to do.
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Clever people are always the best conversations lexicon.
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Common sense is the genius of humanity.
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Confronted by outstanding merit, there is no way of saving one's ego except by love
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Continue to make the demands of the day your immediate concern, and take occasion to test the purity of your hearts and the steadfastness of your spirits. When you then take a deep breath and rise above the cares of this world and in an hour of leisu
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Correction does much, but encouragement does more.
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Correction does much, but encouragement does more. Encouragement after censure is as the sun after a shower.
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Courage and modesty are the most unequivocal of virtues, for they are of a kind that hypocrisy cannot imitate; they too have this quality in common, that they are expressed by the same color.
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Daring ideas are like chessmen moved forward. They may be beaten, but they may start a winning game.
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Death is a commingling of eternity with time; in the death of a good man, eternity is seen looking through time.
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Death is Nature's expert advice to get plenty of Life.
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Deeply earnest and thoughtful people stand on shaky footing with the public.
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Deny yourself! You must deny yourself! That is the song that never ends.
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Destiny grants us our wishes, but in its own way, in order to give us something beyond our wishes.
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Devote each day to the object then in time and every evening will find something done.
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Difficulties increase the nearer we approach the goal
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