Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe Quotes

Life is the childhood of our immortality.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

If we could do away with death, we wouldn’t object; to do away with capital punishment will be more difficult. Were that to happen, we would reinstate it from time to time.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Precaution is better than cure.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Unlike grown ups, children have little need to deceive themselves.

Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

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

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

A useless life is only an early death

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

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

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

A really great talent finds its happiness in execution.

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

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