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Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe Quotes

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

You accuse a woman of wavering affections, but don't blame her; she is just looking for a consistent man.

Category: Consistency

Where there is much light, the shadow is deep.

Category: Contrast

Courage and modesty are the most unequivocal of virtues, for they are of a kind that hypocrisy cannot imitate; they too have this quality in common, that they are expressed by the same color.

Category: Courage

Rest not. Life is sweeping by; go and dare before you die. Something mighty and sublime, leave behind to conquer time.

Category: Courage

Wealth lost is something lost, honor lost is something lost: Courage lost all is lost.

Category: Courage

There is a courtesy of the heart; it is allied to love. From its springs the purest courtesy in the outward behavior.

Category: Courtesy

The coward threatens when he is safe.

Category: Coward And Cowardice

A creation of importance can only be produced when its author isolates himself, it is a child of solitude.

Category: Creativity

To create something you must be something.

Category: Creativity

There is no crime of which I do not deem myself capable.

Category: Crime And Criminals

Strike the dog dead, it's but a critic!

Category: Critics And Criticism

The person of analytic or critical intellect finds something ridiculous in everything. The person of synthetic or constructive intellect, in almost nothing.

Category: Critics And Criticism

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.

Category: Culture

A useless life is an early death.

Category: Death And Dying

Death is a commingling of eternity with time; in the death of a good man, eternity is seen looking through time.

Category: Death And Dying