Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Quotes

To the person with a firm purpose all men and things are servants.

Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

The soul that sees beauty may sometimes walk alone.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

When a wife has a good husband it is easily seen in her face.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Each one sees what he carries in his heart.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Every situation, every moment -- is of infinite worth; for it is the representative of a whole eternity.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Great necessity elevates man, petty necessity casts him down

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Where there is much light, the shadows are deepest.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

When ideas fail, words come in very handy.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Confronted by outstanding merit, there is no way of saving one's ego except by love

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The people who are absent are the ideal; those who are present seem to be quite commonplace.

Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

Life is the childhood of our immortality.

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

Precaution is better than cure.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Unlike grown ups, children have little need to deceive themselves.

Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

Certain flaws are necessary for the whole. It would seem strange if old friends lacked certain quirks.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Destiny grants us our wishes, but in its own way, in order to give us something beyond our wishes.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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