Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Frankfurt am Main
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Frankfurt am Main

Quotes

11 November 2014
Nature is so perfect that the Trinity couldn't have fashioned her any more perfect. She is an organ on which our Lord plays and the devil works the bellows.
11 November 2014
When married one has to get into an argument once in a while since in this way one learns about the other.
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
Idea and experience will never coincide in the center; only through art and action are they united.
11 November 2014
How can one learn to know oneself? Never by introspection, rather by action. Try to do your duty, and you will know right away what you are like.
11 November 2014
We who didn't inherit political power nor are made to acquire riches like nothing better than that which expands and solidifies the power of the spirit.
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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