Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Quotes

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

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

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Sin writes histories, goodness is silent.

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

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

The soul that sees beauty may sometimes walk alone.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

A useless life is only an early death

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

A useless life is an early death.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Whoever wishes to keep a secret must hide the fact that he possesses one.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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