Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Quotes

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

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

A useless life is only an early death

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

Who is the wisest man? He who neither knows or wishes for anything else than what happens.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The public wishes itself to be managed like a woman; one must say nothing to it except what it likes to hear

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Man can only endure a certain degree of unhappiness; what is beyond that either annihilates him or passes by him and leaves him apathetic

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“A vain man can never be utterly ruthless: he wants to win applause and therefore he accommodates himself to others”

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

A really great talent finds its happiness in execution.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

One can be very happy without demanding that others agree with them.

Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
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