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Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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"When ideas fail, words come in very handy." Ideas, Talking 4.0 avg (5 votes)
"Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it." Miscellaneous 4.8 avg (21 votes)
"We are never deceived; we deceive ourselves." Truth & Lies 4.5 avg (4 votes)
"To be pleased with one's limits is a wretched state." Motivation & Goals 3.5 avg (6 votes)
"There is nothing more dreadful than imagination without taste." Art 3.8 avg (4 votes)
"The intelligent man finds almost everything ridiculous, the sensible man hardly anything." Intelligence 4.7 avg (11 votes)
"That is the true season of love, when we believe that we alone can love, that no one could ever have loved so before us, and that no one will love in the same way after us." Love 4.6 avg (10 votes)
"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." Miscellaneous 4.5 avg (2 votes)
"One ought, each day at least, to hear a little song, read a good poem, see a fine picture and, if possible, speak a few reasonable words." Art, Talking 4.6 avg (10 votes)
"Music, in the best sense, does not require novelty; no, the older it is, and the more we are accustomed to it, the greater its effect." Music 4.3 avg (3 votes)
"Men show their characters in nothing more clearly than in what they think laughable." Laughter 4.6 avg (5 votes)
"Love is an ideal thing, marriage a real thing; a confusion of the real with the ideal never goes unpunished." Love, Marriage 4.0 avg (9 votes)
"If you start to think about your physical or moral condition, you usually find that you are sick." Morality 3.5 avg (2 votes)
"If any man wish to write in a clear style, let him be first clear in his thoughts; and if any would write in a noble style, let him first possess a noble soul." Writing 5.0 avg (3 votes)
"Genius thinks it can do whatever it sees others doing, but is sure to repent of every ill-judged outlay." Genius 5.0 avg (1 votes)
"Everything is simpler than you think and at the same time more complex than you imagine." Miscellaneous 5.0 avg (6 votes)
"Everything in the world may be endured except continued prosperity." Miscellaneous 5.0 avg (5 votes)
"Everything has been thought of before, but the difficulty is to think of it again." Thinking 4.3 avg (6 votes)
"Enjoy when you can, and endure when you must." Happiness 4.9 avg (11 votes)
"Divide and rule, a sound motto. Unite and lead, a better one." Leadership 4.9 avg (14 votes)

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