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 19
People who think honestly and deeply have a hostile attitude towards the public.
Take care of your body with steadfast fidelity. The soul must see through these eyes alone, and if they are dim, the whole world is clouded.
We can't form our children on our own concepts; we must take them and love them as God gives them to us.
The mediator of the inexpressible is the work of art.
Viewed from the summit of reason, all life looks like a malignant disease and the world like a madhouse.
For a man to achieve all that is demanded of him, he must regard himself as greater than he is.
Enjoy what thou has inherited from thy sires if thou wouldn't really possess it. What we employ and use is never an oppressive burden; what the moment brings forth, that only can it profit by.
When the healthy nature of man acts as a whole, when he feels himself to be in the world as in a great, beautiful, noble, and valued whole, when harmonious ease affords him a pure and free delight, then the universe, if it could experience itself, would exult, as having attained its goal, and admire the climax of its own becoming and essence.
A really great talent finds its happiness in execution.
He who is plenteously provided for from within needs but little from without.
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