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Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe Quotes

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

Thinking is easy, acting is difficult, and to put one's thoughts into action is the most difficult thing in the world.

Category: Action

The greatest difficulties lie where we are not looking for them.

Category: Adversity

Age does not make us childish, as some say; it finds us true children.

Category: Age And Aging

It is only necessary to grow old to become more charitable and even indulgent. I see no fault committed by others that I have not committed myself.

Category: Age And Aging

Rejoice that you have still have a long time to live, before the thought comes to you that there is nothing more in the world to see.

Category: Age And Aging

The older we get the more we must limit ourselves if we wish to be active.

Category: Age And Aging

We must not take the faults of our youth with us into old age, for age brings along its own defects.

Category: Age And Aging

One can be very happy without demanding that others agree with them.

Category: Agreement

All that is noble is in itself of a quiet nature, and appears to sleep until it is aroused and summoned forth by contrast.

Category: Aristocracy

The biggest problem with every art is by the use of appearance to create a loftier reality.

Category: Arts And Artists

The highest problem of any art is to cause by appearance the illusion of a higher reality.

Category: Arts And Artists

Art is long, life short, judgment difficult, opportunity transient.

Category: Arts And Artists

One of the most striking signs of the decay of art is when we see its separate forms jumbled together.

Category: Arts And Artists

Personality is everything in art and poetry.

Category: Arts And Artists

Beauty is a manifestation of secret natural laws, which otherwise would have been hidden from us forever.

Category: Beauty