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Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe Quotes

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

Beauty is a primeval phenomenon, which itself never makes its appearance, but the reflection of which is visible in a thousand different utterances of the creative mind, and is as various as nature herself.

Category: Beauty

Beauty is everywhere a welcome guest.

Category: Beauty

Behavior is the mirror in which everyone shows their image

Category: Behavior

If you must tell me your opinions, tell me what you believe in. I have plenty of doubts of my own.

Category: Belief

Oh how sweet it is to hear one's own convictions from another's lips.

Category: Belief

He is dead in this world who has no belief in another.

Category: Belief

We are so constituted that we believe the most incredible things; and, once they are engraved upon the memory, woe to him who would endeavor to erase them.

Category: Belief

For this reason the Bible is a book of eternal and effective power; because, as long as the world lasts, no one will say: I comprehend it in the whole and understand it in the particular. Rather we must modestly say it on the whole it is venerable, and in the particular practical.

Category: Bible

Mountains cannot be surmounted except by winding paths.

Category: Challenges

The heights charm us, but the steps do not; with the mountain in our view we love to walk the plains.

Category: Challenges

What I possess I would gladly retain. Change amuses the mind, yet scarcely profits.

Category: Change

Everybody wants to be somebody; nobody wants to grow.

Category: Change

Human beings, by change, renew, rejuvenate ourselves; otherwise we harden.

Category: Change

Life belongs to the living, and he who lives must be prepared for changes.

Category: Change

The formation of one's character ought to be everyone's chief aim.

Category: Character