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  • 161.
    That we understand something perfectly, that we accomplish something better than anyone else around us, that is what matters.
    Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832), German poet, dramatist. Jarno in Wilhelm Meister's Travels, bk. II, ch. 11 (1829).
  • 162.
    One ought, every day at least, to hear a little song, read a good poem, see a fine picture, and, if it were possible, to speak a few reasonable words.
    Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832), German poet, dramatist. Wilhelm Meister's Apprenticeship, bk. 5, ch. 1 (1795-1796), trans. by Thomas Carlyle.

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  • 163.
    You don't love if you don't take the beloved's faults for virtues.
    Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832), German poet, dramatist. Sayings in Prose (posthumous).

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  • 164.
    One spares old people just as one spares children.
    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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  • 165.
    The greatest step forward would be to see that everything factual is already theory. The blueness of the sky reveals the basic law of chromatics. Don't look for anything behind the phenomena, they themselves are the doctrine.
    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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  • 166.
    Go to foreign countries and you will get to know the good things one possesses at home.
    Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832), German poet, dramatist. Letter, August 24, 1797, to Franz Kirms.

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  • 167.
    Words express neither objects nor ourselves.
    Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832), German poet, dramatist. Sayings in Prose (posthumous).
  • 168.
    The arts are the salt of the earth; as salt relates to food, the arts relate to technology.
    Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832), German poet, dramatist. the Abbé in Wilhelm Meister's Travels, bk. II, ch. 7 (1829).

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  • 169.
    Every need whose true satisfaction is denied leads by necessity to faith.
    Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832), German poet, dramatist. Elective Affinities, bk. II, ch. 18 (1809).

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  • 170.
    Association with women is the basis of good manners.
    Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832), German poet, dramatist. Elective Affinities, bk. II, ch. 5, from Ottilie's Diary (1809).

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