Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
German writer, artist, natural scientist and politician (1749–1832)
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe was a German poet, playwright, novelist, scientist, statesman, theatre director, and critic. His works include plays, poetry, literature, and aesthetic criticism as well as treatises on botany, anatomy, and colour. He is widely regarded as the greatest and most influential writer in the German language, his work having a profound and wide-ranging influence on Western literary, political and philosophical thought from the late 18th century to the present day.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Quotes Page 21
Let everyone sweep in front of his own door, and the whole world will be clean.
Letters are among the most significant memorial a person can leave behind them.
That is the true season of love, when we believe that we alone can love, that no one could ever have loved so before us, and that no one will love in the same way as us.
The greatest genius will never be worth much if he pretends to draw exclusively from his own resources.
Behavior is a mirror in which every one displays his own image.
If a good person does you wrong, act as though you had not noticed it. They will make note of this and not remain in your debt long.
The destiny of any nation, at any given time, depends on the opinions of its young men under five-and-twenty.
There is no trifling with nature, it is always true, grave, and severe, it is always in the right, and the faults and errors fall to our share. It defies incompetency, but reveals its secrets to the competent, the truthful, and the pure.
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