Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe Quotes

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

Hatred is active, and envy passive dislike; there is but one step from envy to hate.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The heights charm us, but the steps do not; with the mountain in our view we love to walk the plains.

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

Divide and rule, the politician cries; unite and lead, is watchword of the wise.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Not the maker of plans and promises, but rather the one who offers faithful service in small matters. This is the person who is most likely to achieve what is good and lasting.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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
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