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Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Considered one of the greatest and most versatile writers and thinkers of our times, Goethe is best known for his lyrical poetry and the dramatic poem, Faust. In addition to being a prolific writer, Goethe made major contributions to biology, history, music and philosophy during his lifetime. He was one of the earliest intellectuals to explore the implications of the Industrial Revolution.…

Date of Birth: August 28, 1749
Date of Death: March 22, 1832


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Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"Treat people as if they were what they should be and you help them become what they are capable of becoming." Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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"Nothing is worth more than this day." Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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"Things which matter most must never be at the mercy of things which matter least." Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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"Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do." Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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"In comradeship is danger countered best." Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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"To be loved for what one is, is the greatest exception. The great majority love in others only what they lend him, their own selves, their version of him." Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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"Talent is formed in solitude, character in the bustle of the world." Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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"Who is sure of their own motives can in confidence advance or retreat." Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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"What is not started today is never finished tomorrow." Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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"When we treat man as he is, we make him worse than he is; when we treat him as if he already were what he potentially could be, we make him what he should be." Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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"If I love you, what business is it of yours?" Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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"Our friends show us what we can do; our enemies teach us what we must do." Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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"We do not have to visit a madhouse to find disordered minds; our planet is the mental institution of the universe." Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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"Rest not. Life is sweeping by; go and dare before you die. Something mighty and sublime, leave behind to conquer time." Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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"At the moment of commitment, the universe conspires to assist you." Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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"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." Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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"To be pleased with one's limits is a wretched state." Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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"This is the true measure of love: When we believe that we alone can love, that no one could ever have loved so before us, and that no one will ever love in the same way after us" Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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"Instruction does much, but encouragement does everything." Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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"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." Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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"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." Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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