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Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe Quotes

(1749-1832), German Poet, Dramatist, Novelist

Our work is the presentation of our capabilities.

Category: Ability

The really unhappy person is the one who leaves undone what they can do, and starts doing what they don't understand; no wonder they come to grief.

Category: Ability

The person born with a talent they are meant to use will find their greatest happiness in using it.

Category: Ability

People are so constituted that everybody would rather undertake what they see others do, whether they have an aptitude for it or not.

Category: Ability

The people who are absent are the ideal; those who are present seem to be quite commonplace.

Category: Absence

He who is plenteously provided for from within, needs but little from without.

Category: Abundance

For a man to achieve all that is demanded of him he must regard himself as greater than he is.

Category: Achievement

Not the maker of plans and promises, but rather the one who offers faithful service in small matters. This is the person who is most likely to achieve what is good and lasting.

Category: Achievement

When all is said the greatest action is to limit and isolate one's self.

Category: Action

Before you can do something you must first be something.

Category: Action

Fresh activity is the only means of overcoming adversity.

Category: Action

How shall we learn to know ourselves? By reflection? Never; but only through action. Strive to do thy duty; then you shall know what is in thee.

Category: Action

Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.

Category: Action

The deed is everything, the glory is naught.

Category: Action

Then indecision brings its own delays, And days are lost lamenting o'er lost days. Are you in earnest? Seize this very minute; What you can do, or dream you can, begin it.

Category: Action