Quotations From JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE

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  • 11.
    You can put up with everything in this world except not with a long stretch of beautiful days.
    Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832), German poet, dramatist. "Section Proverbial of Poems," (1815).

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  • 12.
    We cannot remain long in a conscious state or in consciousness, we must take refuge again in the unconscious since there are our roots.
    Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832), German poet, dramatist. Conversation with Friedrich Wilhelm Riemer (August 5, 1810).
  • 13.
    What one doesn't understand one doesn't possess.
    Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832), German poet, dramatist. Art and Antiquity, III, 1 (1821).
  • 14.
    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 (1749-1832), German poet, dramatist. Wilhelm Meister's Travels, from Makarie's Archive (1829).

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  • 15.
    Talent develops in quiet places, character in the full current of human life.
    Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832), German poet, dramatist. Leonore, in Torquato Tasso, act. 1, sc. 2 (1790).

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  • 16.
    War is in truth a disease in which the juices that serve health and maintenance are used for the sole purpose of nourishing something foreign, something at odds with nature.
    Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832), German poet, dramatist. Conversation with Friedrich Wilhelm Riemer (December 13, 1806).

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  • 17.
    One must be something in order to do something.
    Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832), German poet, dramatist. Conversations with Eckermann (October 20, 1828).
  • 18.
    It is after all the greatest art to limit and isolate oneself.
    Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832), German poet, dramatist. Conversations with Eckermann (April 20, 1825).
  • 19.
    There is nothing outside of us that is not at the same time in us, and as the external world has its colors the eye, too, has colors.
    Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832), German poet, dramatist. Conversations with Eckermann (February 1, 1827).

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  • 20.
    I never knew a more presumptuous person than myself. The fact that I say that shows that what I say is true.
    Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832), German poet, dramatist. Sayings in Prose (posthumous).
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