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Quotations From JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE

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  • 141.
    One must be something to be able to do something.
    Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832), German poet, dramatist. quoted in Conversations with Goethe, entry, Oct. 20, 1828, Johann Peter Eckermann (1836).
  • 142.
    Man ... knows only when he is satisfied and when he suffers, and only his sufferings and his satisfactions instruct him concerning himself, teach him what to seek and what to avoid. For the rest, man is a confused creature; he knows not whence he comes or whither he goes, he knows little of the world, and above all, he knows little of himself.
    Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832), German poet, dramatist. Quoted in John Peter Eckermann, Conversations with Goethe (1836).

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  • 143.
    Which government is the best? The one that teaches us to govern ourselves.
    Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832), German poet, dramatist. Art and Antiquity, V, 3 (1826).
  • 144.
    The one who acts is always without conscience; nobody has a conscience but the contemplative person.
    Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832), German poet, dramatist. Art and Antiquity, V, 1 (1824).
  • 145.
    Microscopes and telescopes really confuse our minds.
    Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832), German poet, dramatist. Wilhelm Meister's Travels, Reflections in the Spirit of the Travellers (1829).
  • 146.
    It would not be worth your while to reach the age of seventy if all the wisdom of the world were to be foolishness before God.
    Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832), German poet, dramatist. Wilhelm Meister's Travels, from Makarie's Archive (1829).

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  • 147.
    If you are to accomplish all that one demands of you, you must overestimate your own worth.
    Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832), German poet, dramatist. Art and Antiquity, III, 1 (1821).
  • 148.
    The thinking person has the strange characteristic to like to create a fantasy in the place of the unsolved problem, a fantasy that stays with the person even when the problem has been solved and truth made its appearance.
    Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832), German poet, dramatist. Wilhelm Meister's Travels, Reflections in the Spirit of the Travellers (1829).

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  • 149.
    The most damaging prejudice consists of banning any kind of investigation of nature.
    Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832), German poet, dramatist. Wilhelm Meister's Travels, from Makarie's Archive (1829).

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  • 150.
    The light is there, and colors surround us. However, if there were no light nor colors in our own eye, we wouldn't perceive such things outside of us.
    Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832), German poet, dramatist. Conversations with Eckermann (February 26, 1824).

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