Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Quotes

Sin writes histories, goodness is silent.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

There is nothing worse than aggressive stupidity.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

One always has time enough, if one will apply it well.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Personality is everything in art and poetry.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

It is in human nature to relax, when not compelled by personal advantage or disadvantage.

Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

Where a man has a passion for meditating without the capacity of thinking, a particular idea fixes itself fast, and soon creates a mental disease

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Mountains cannot be surmounted except by winding paths.

Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

The heights charm us, but the steps do not; with the mountain in our view we love to walk the plains.

Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

Hatred is active, and envy passive dislike; there is but one step from envy to hate.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Progress has not followed a straight ascending line, but a spiral with rhythms of progress and retrogression, of evolution and dissolution.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The man who acts never has any conscience; no one has any conscience but the man who thinks.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Someday perhaps the inner light will shine forth from us, and then we'll need no other light.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

Magic is believing in yourself, if you can do that, you can make anything happen.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Whatever you think you can do or believe you can do, begin it. Action has magic, grace and power in it.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The artist alone sees spirits. But after he has told of their appearing to him, everybody sees them

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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