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Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)
German dramatist, novelist, poet, & scientist [more author details]
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The happy do not believe in miracles.
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Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
The intelligent man finds almost everything ridiculous, the sensible man hardly anything.
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Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
There is nothing more dreadful than imagination without taste.
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Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
There is nothing worse than aggressive stupidity.
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Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
To be pleased with one's limits is a wretched state.
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Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Treat a man as he appears to be, and you make him worse. But treat a man as if he were what he potentially could be, and you make him what he should be.
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Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
We are never deceived; we deceive ourselves.
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We must always change, renew, rejuvenate ourselves; otherwise we harden.
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Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Whatever you can do or dream, begin it.
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Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
When ideas fail, words come in very handy.
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Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Whenever I hear people talking about "liberal ideas," I am always astounded that men should love to fool themselves with empty sounds. An idea should never be liberal; it must be vigorous, positive, and without loose ends so that it may fulfill its divine mission and be productive. The proper place for liberality is in the realm of the emotions.
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There is no better deliverance from the world than through art; and a man can form no surer bond with it than through art.
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Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Elective Affinities
As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live.
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Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Faust

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