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

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

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

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

One would give generous alms if one had the eyes to see the beauty of a cupped receiving hand.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Treat a man as if he were what he ought to be and you help him become what he is capable of being

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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