Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Johann Wolfgang von Goethe was a German writer, pictorial artist, biologist, theoretical physicist, and polymath. He is considered the supreme genius of modern German literature. His works span the fields of poetry, drama, prose, philosophy, and science. His Faust has been called one of the greatest dramatic works of modern European literature. His ...
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The Erl-King
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WHO rides there so late through the night dark and drear?
The father it is, with his infant so dear;
He holdeth the boy tightly clasp'd in his arm,
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After-Sensations
WHEN the vine again is blowing,
Then the wine moves in the cask;
When the rose again is glowing,
Wherefore should I feel oppress'd?
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Autumn Feelings
FLOURISH greener, as ye clamber,
Oh ye leaves, to seek my chamber,

Up the trellis'd vine on high!
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A Legacy
No living atom comes at last to naught!
Active in each is still the eternal Thought:
Hold fast to Being if thou wouldst be blest.
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5.
Prometheus
COVER thy spacious heavens, Zeus,
With clouds of mist,
And, like the boy who lops
The thistles' heads,
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Popular Quotes
11 November 2014
Every day one should at least listen to a little song, read a good poem, look at a fine painting, and, if possible, say a few reasonable words.
11 November 2014
There is no way to face the great advantages of another person than through love.
11 November 2014
Are we not also married to conscience which we would love to get rid of often enough since it is more bothersome than a man or a woman ever could become?
11 November 2014
One doesn't always lose when one has to do without.
11 November 2014
If the artist is not also a craftsman, the artist is nothing, but calamity: most of our artists are nothing but craftsmen.

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German student 07 March 2019
I'd prefer the poetry in the original German as well as an English translation. Can't find " Kennst du das Land" here at all. It would make it a lot easier to find a poem - but there's always Google & lots of other sites, so it's no matter really.
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Elke@hotmail.com 04 June 2018
Fuer Sie, liebe Gisela: In allen Wipfeln spuerest Du kaum einen Hauch. Die Voegelein schweigen im Walde, warte nur, balde ruhest auch Du.
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giselamc@optusnet.com.au 20 February 2018
I am going to have my 86.Birthday and I am looking for the little poem by Goethe, which was drummed into us besides other poetry by my teacher: 'Ueber allen Gipfeln ist Ruh' and I can't remember the rest completely. Can anyone help
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Fabrizio Frosini 10 December 2015
Gut! Ein Mittel, ohne Geld Und Arzt und Zauberei zu haben: Begib dich gleich hinaus aufs Feld, Fang an zu hacken und zu graben, Erhalte dich und deinen Sinn In einem ganz beschraunken Kreise, Ernauhre dich mit ungemischter Speise, Leb Mit dem Vieh als Vieh, and acht es nicht fur Raub, Den Acker, den du erntest, selbst zu dungen; Das ist das beste Mittel, glaub, Auf achtzig Jahr dich zu verjungenl - Good! A method can be used without physicians, gold, or magic, Go out into the open field and start to dig and cultivate; keep your body and your spirit in a humble and restricted sphere, sustain yourself by simple fare, live with your herd and spread your own manure on land from which you reap your nourishment. Believe me, that's the best procedure to keep your youth for eighty years or more. [Faust - A Witch's Kitchen - (Mephistopheles to Faust) ]
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Fabrizio Frosini 10 December 2015
Willst du immer weiterschweifen? Sieh, das Gute liegt so nah. Lerne nur das Glück ergreifen, denn das Glück ist immer da. - Do you wish to roam farther and farther? See the good that lies so near. Just learn how to capture your luck, for your luck is always there.
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Fabrizio Frosini 10 December 2015
misunderstandings and neglect create more confusion in this world than trickery and malice. At any rate, the last two are certainly much less frequent. 'Die Leiden des Jungen Werthers' (The Sorrows of Young Werther)
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Prakash mohanty 24 August 2015
Hlo frnd !!!
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Donnie Dantonio 11 October 2004
hey can u read cazy love for me and tell me how u like it
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