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 2
In art the best is good enough.
He who possesses art and science has religion he who does not possess them, needs religion.
The biggest problem with every art is by the use of appearance to create a loftier reality.
It is after all the greatest art to limit and isolate oneself.
Beauty is a manifestation of secret natural laws, which otherwise would have been hidden from us forever.
Beauty is everywhere a welcome guest.
The best government is that which teaches us to govern ourselves.
Which government is the best? The one that teaches us to govern ourselves.
One cannot develop taste from what is of average quality but only from the very best.
If I love you, what business is it of yours?
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