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Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's quotes
"There is nothing more dreadful than imagination without taste."
"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."
"Genius thinks it can do whatever it sees others doing, but is sure to repent of every ill-judged outlay."
"Enjoy when you can, and endure when you must."
"When ideas fail, words come in very handy."
"Daring ideas are like chessmen moved forward; they may be beaten but they may start a winning game."
"The intelligent man finds almost everything ridiculous, the sensible man hardly anything."
"Men show their characters in nothing more clearly than in what they think laughable."
"Divide and rule, a sound motto. Unite and lead, a better one."
"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 is an ideal thing, marriage a real thing; a confusion of the real with the ideal never goes unpunished."
"A man can stand anything except a succession of ordinary days."
"Against criticism a man can neither protest nor defend himself; he must act in spite of it, and then it will gradually yield to him."
"As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live."
"Everything in the world may be endured except continued prosperity."
"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."
"Everything is simpler than you think and at the same time more complex than you imagine."
"Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it."
"If you start to think about your physical or moral condition, you usually find that you are sick."
"To be pleased with one's limits is a wretched state."
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