Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Quotes

There is nothing more fearful than ignorance in action.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

We are never deceived; we deceive ourselves.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Wood burns because it has the proper stuff in it; and a man becomes famous because he has the proper stuff in him.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

It is easier to perceive error than to find truth, for the former lies on the surface and is easily seen, while the latter lies in the depth, where few are willing to search for it.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Everything great and intelligent is in the minority

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Age merely shows what children we remain.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Excellence is rarely found, more rarely valued.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Nothing shows a man's character more than what he laughs at.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

A man's manners are a mirror in which he shows his portrait.

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

Courage and modesty are the most unequivocal of virtues, for they are of a kind that hypocrisy cannot imitate; they too have this quality in common, that they are expressed by the same colour.

Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

Man supposes that he directs his life and governs his actions, when his existence is irretrievably under the control of destiny

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

What government is the best? That which teaches us to govern ourselves

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Tolerance comes of age. I see no fault committed that I myself could not have committed at some time or other.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Behavior is a mirror in which every one displays his own image

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Magic is believing in yourself. If you can do that, you can make anything happen.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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