Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe Quotes

Certain flaws are necessary for the whole. It would seem strange if old friends lacked certain quirks.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Destiny grants us our wishes, but in its own way, in order to give us something beyond our wishes.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Who is the wisest man? He who neither knows or wishes for anything else than what happens.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The public wishes itself to be managed like a woman; one must say nothing to it except what it likes to hear

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Do not give in too much to feelings. A overly sensitive heart is an unhappy possession on this shaky earth.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“A vain man can never be utterly ruthless: he wants to win applause and therefore he accommodates himself to others”

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

One can be very happy without demanding that others agree with them.

Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

A collection of anecdotes and maxims is the greatest of treasures for the man of the world, for he knows how to intersperse conversation with the former in fit places, and to recollect the latter on proper occasions.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

A noble person attracts noble people, and knows how to hold on to them.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

People do not mind their faults being spread out before them, but they become impatient if called on to give them up.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

A man does not mind being blamed for his faults, and being punished for them, and he patiently suffers much for them; but he becomes impatient if he is required to give them up.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

All intelligent thoughts have already been thought; what is necessary is only to try to think them again.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Let everyone sweep in front of his own door, and the whole world will be clean.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

It is only in misery that we recognize the hand of God leading good men to good.

Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

Wherever a man may happen to turn, whatever a man may undertake, he will always end up by returning to the path which nature has marked out for him.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

No one would talk much in society, if he knew how often he misunderstands others.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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