Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Quotes

There is nothing more fearful than ignorance in action.

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

One ought, each day at least, to hear a little song, read a good poem, see a fine picture and, if possible, speak a few reasonable words.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Mountains cannot be surmounted except by winding paths.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Everything great and intelligent is in the minority

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Character develops itself in the stream of life.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Age merely shows what children we remain.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Begin it now.

Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

Excellence is rarely found, more rarely valued.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The decline of literature indicates the decline of a nation.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Everything great and intelligent is in the minority

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

What is not started today is never finished tomorrow.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

He is the happiest, be he king or peasant, who finds peace in his home

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Don't say that you want to give, but go ahead and give! You'll never catch up with a mere hope.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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