Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe Quotes

The sum which two married people owe to one another defies calculation. It is an infinite debt, which can only be discharged through all eternity.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The intelligent man finds almost everything ridiculous, the sensible man hardly anything.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Ambition and love are the wings to great deeds.

Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

Love and desire are the spirit's wings to great deeds.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Everything great and intelligent is in the minority

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Daring ideas are like chessmen moved forward. They may be beaten, but they may start a winning game.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Everyone hears only what he understands.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The destiny of any nation at any given time depends on the opinions of its young men under five-and-twenty

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

One cannot always be a hero, but one can always be a human.

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

Man can only endure a certain degree of unhappiness; what is beyond that either annihilates him or passes by him and leaves him apathetic

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Nothing is more terrible than ignorance in action.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The most original of authors are not so because they advance what is new, but more because they know how to say something, as if it had never been said before.

Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

Correction does much, but encouragement does more. Encouragement after censure is as the sun after a shower.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Correction does much, but encouragement does more.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Altogether national hatred is something peculiar. You will always find it strongest and most violent where there is the lowest degree of culture.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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