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 4
Great thoughts and a pure heart, that is what we should ask from God.
We cannot fashion our children after our desires, we must have them and love them as God has given them to us.
I do not know myself, and God forbid that I should.
Every day we should hear at least one little song, read one good poem, see one exquisite picture, and, if possible, speak a few sensible words.
Go to foreign countries and you will get to know the good things one possesses at home.
It seems to never occur to fools that merit and good fortune are closely united.
To rule is easy, to govern difficult.
Being brilliant is no great feat if you respect nothing.
Love and desire are the spirit's wings to great deeds.
A really great talent finds its happiness in execution.
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