~(^з^)-☆ try 1ClickFB.com download facebook videos

How can we know ourselves? Never by reflection, but only through action. Begin at once to do your duty and immediately you will know what is inside you.


Johann von Goethe

  Email Quote to Friends   Link to Quote   Create Short URL  Publish Text About This Quote   Share on Facebook, Twitter, and more
  See Recommended Quotes For You

Related

How can we know ourselves? Never by reflection, but only through action. Begin at once to do your du...
JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE
How can we know ourselves? Never by reflection, but only through action. Begin at once to do your du...
JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE
How shall we learn to know ourselves? By reflection? Never; but only through action. Strive to do th...
JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE
How shall we learn to know ourselves? By reflection? Never; but only through action. Strive to do th...
JOHANN VON GOETHE
How can you come to know yourself? Never by thinking; always by doing. Try to do your duty, and you'...
JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE
How can you come to know yourself? Never by thinking, always by doing. Try to do your duty, and you'...
JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE
How can you come to know yourself? Never by thinking; always by doing. Try to do your duty, and you'...
JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE
Selfknowledge is best learned, not by contemplation, but by action. Strive to do your duty and you w...
JOHANN GOETHE
You may never know what results come of your action, but if you do nothing there will be no result
MAHATMA GANDHI
Develop your mind in such a way that you will know what to do immediately
SUNDAY ADELAJA
Isn't it amazing that we’ll cause ourselves more pain by thinking about, and avoiding something we...
JAMES A. MURPHY
Not only do we know God by Jesus Christ alone, but we know ourselves only by Jesus Christ. We know l...
BLAISE PASCAL
Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it."

Goethe
PAUL ALAN FAHEY
We'll begin reviewing them immediately. It's hard to say how long that review will take, because we ...
DAVE MARIN
If you only do what you know you can do- you never do very much.
TOM KRAUSE
You will always find those who think they know what is your duty better than you know it.
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
Trust your gut feeling about things, listen to what others are saying, and look at the results of yo...
JACK CANFIELD
When the serpent is slithering inside, you will know it, but only with the gift will you understand ...
E.G. KARDOS
Remember, to get what you've never had, you must do what you've never done. But to get what you once...
CRAIG GROESCHEL
We never know what God has up His sleeve. You never know what might happen; you only know what you h...
ELISABETH ELLIOT
Only through art can we emerge from ourselves and know what another person sees.
MARCEL PROUST
Only through art can we emerge from ourselves and know what another person sees
MARCEL PROUST
Writing is a journey of discovery because until you start, you never know what will happen, and you ...
MINI GREY
Any good idea without action is just another idea in your head. Take action or you will never know t...
EDWARD SQUIRE
What is your identity, and how do you know who you are if you don't have language?
T. C. BOYLE
If you aren't in over your head, how do you know how tall you are?
T. S. ELIOT
Stand for something. Make your life mean something. Start where you are with what you have. You are ...
GERMANY KENT
We are all racing towards death. No matter how many great, intellectual conclusions we draw during o...
JOHN HURT
We can only learn to know ourselves and do what we can - namely, surrender our will and fulfill God&...
SAINT TERESA OF AVILA
We can only learn to know ourselves and do what we can -- namely, surrender our will and fulfill God...
TERESA OF AVILA
We can only learn to know ourselves and do what we can / namely, surrender our will and fulfill God'...
ST. TERESA OF AVILA
Only through constant focus can you become independent. Only through independence can you know yours...
ELIZABETH GILBERT
Real courage is when you know you're licked before you begin, but you begin anyway and see it th...
HARPER LEE
Everyone has inside of him a piece of good news. The good news is that you don't know how great ...
ANNE FRANK
Everyone has inside of him a piece of good news. The good news is that you don't know how great you ...
ANNE FRANK
You've got to stick at a thing, a particular thing, until you succeed.I feel that's the only way to ...
BETTY CUTHBERT
You know ... acting is not very difficult, once you know how to do it, ... And that's ... so beautif...
CHRISTOPHER WALKEN
Real courage is when you know you're licked before you begin, but you begin anyway and see it throug...
HARPER LEE
Only as you do know yourself can your brain serve you as a sharp and efficient tool. Know your faili...
BERNARD M. BARUCH
Only as you do know yourself can your brain serve you as a sharp and efficient tool. Know your faili...
BERNARD M. BARUCH
Only as you do know yourself can your brain serve you as a sharp and efficient tool. Know your faili...
BERNARD BARUCH
What you give meaning to is what causes your emotion. Before you react know why you are giving somet...
SHANNON L. ALDER
You will know how far you can go, when you pursue your passion and never stop trying.
LAILAH GIFTY AKITA
No matter how much we love someone, or think we know them, we can never know what it is like to be i...
SUZANNE LAFLEUR
... no one can ever save someone else, you know? We can only save ourselves. You know that, don't yo...
CARRIE JONES
You may never know what results come of your actions, but if you do nothing, there will be no result...
MAHATMA GANDHI
Trust Only The Few Who Will Travel By Your Side, You Never Know When They Ones Behind You Will Leave...
NICHOLAS EDWARD GARDNER
You never know how strong you are until being strong is your only choice.
BOB MARLEY
"IT'S ONLY UNTIL YOU BEGIN TO TEACH OTHERS THAT YOU DISCOVER HOW MUCH YOU KNOW".
JOB LAZARUS OKELLO.
Do you know how to digest your food? Do you know how to fill your lungs with air? Do you know how to...
DONALD CURTIS
Do you know how to digest your food? Do you know how to fill your lungs with air? Do you know how to...
DONALD CURTIS
You see, in life, lots of people know what to do, but few people actually do what they know. Knowing...
TONY ROBBINS
You see, in life, lots of people know what to do, but few people actually do what they know. Knowing...
ANTHONY ROBBINS
What your enemies know can hurt you,
but what your friends know can destroy you.
MATSHONA DHLIWAYO
Once you KNOW who you are, it's only then when you can surpass your potential.
N. S. COLE
My friend...care for your psyche...know thyself, for once we know ourselves, we may learn how to car...
SOCRATES
“You can’t do what You ONLY never tried to do.”
MAGED MAHROUS
Once you begin to believe there is help "out there," you will know it to be true.
SAINT BARTHOLOMEW
Once you begin to believe there is help "out there," you will know it to be true.
JOAN RIVERS
Once you begin to believe there is help out there, you will know it to be true.
SAINT BARTHOLOMEW
Once you begin to believe there is help "out there," you will know it to be true.
JOAN RIVERS
You will never know how much you value what you have, until it's safety is threatened.
STEPHEN .R. ANYAEGBU
Beware in your prayer, above everything, of limiting God, not only by unbelief, but by fancying that...
ANDREW MURRAY
Only aim to do your duty, and mankind will give you credit where you fail.
THOMAS JEFFERSON
You never know what you can do until you try.
SOURCE UNKNOWN
You never know what you can do till you try
WILLIAM COBBETT
Hence arose the saying, "If I love you, what is that to you?" We say so, because we feel that what w...
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
But if I hope to understand in order to accept things - the act of surrender will never happen. I mu...
CLARICE LISPECTOR
I don't know what your destiny will be, but one thing I do know: the only ones among you who will be...
ALBERT SCHWEITZER
You can be confident and secure and know that you do a good job at what you do. But you don't know t...
RUBEN STUDDARD
Everything has its own purpose. But the purpose can only be read by the mind of a true believer. It ...
EPHDAN
The only secret knowledge we have is know-how and you can't break up know-how by court order.
HERBERT T. KALMUS
Only when you realize you know Nothing do you begin to understand Everything.
LORIANN ZEMANOVICH
Nothing is real until tested. You never know what you can do. Until when the odds are against you, y...
TOM KRAUSE
Only when you realize you know Nothing do you begin to understand Everything.
LORIANN ZEMANOVICH
Looking at what I have done, you should know what kind of action I will take.
JUNICHIRO KOIZUMI
You will never know how much you can accomplish until you try. Never stop trying. Your miracle will ...
LAILAH GIFTYAKITA
Never do today what you can do tomorrow. Something may occur to make you regret your premature actio...
AARON BURR
Never be ashamed,’ he said. ‘Accept what life offers you and try to drink from every cup. All wi...
PAULO COELHO
Only through art can we get outside of ourselves and know another's view of the universe.
MARCEL PROUST
Do you know what it's like to love and be alone?
ABRAHAM POLONSKY
In a respectful relationship, each person understands, “I am responsible to know what is going on ...
DANNY SILK
You can teach a person all you know, but only experience will convince him that what you say is true...
RICHELLE E. GOODRICH
If you're confused about what to do,
it's a sign that your enemy is winning.
TOBA BETA
We can only know what we can truly imagine. Finally what we see comes from ourselves.
MARGE PIERCY
We have no control over what they decide to do. We will make the appropriate statement and take the ...
COZ CARSON
As you recover, you will feel more conscious of your surroundings. Freed from the ‘fog’ of your ...
BEVERLY ENGEL
What can we see, read, acquire, but ourselves. Take the book, my friend, and read your eyes out, you...
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
Not only do we not know God except through Jesus Christ; We do not even know ourselves except throug...
BLAISE PASCAL
Do what you love. Know your own bone; gnaw at it, bury it, unearth it, and gnaw it still.
HENRY DAVID THOREAU
I will never claim to know what you are thinking. I only hope I am on your mind.
AMANDA MOSHER
Do you know what it means to be loved by Death?... Do you know what it means to have Death know your...
ANNE RICE
When you know your purpose in life, then by faith you know God will enable you to do it
SUNDAY ADELAJA
But I never looked like that!’ - How do you know? What is the ‘you’ you might or might not loo...
ROLAND BARTHES
Once you've developed your full potential, it is time to work toward achieving it. It will take plan...
DR ANIL KUMAR SINHA
I know it is difficult to believe in your own courage or fortitude when everything inside of you fee...
RACHEL L. SCHADE
You remember only what you want to remember. You know only what your heart allows you to know.
AMY TAN
Well, everybody would prefer to play inside, you know, because the conditions are totally different....
IGOR ANDREEV
Never Say Never if you know you can do what you love don't give up.
JUSTIN BIEBER
And you will never know how it feels to light up the sky. You will never know how it feels to be a f...
GAYLE FORMAN

More Johann von Goethe

If you've never eaten while crying you don t know what life tastes like.
JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE
If you treat an individual as he is, he will remain how he is. But if you treat him as if he were wh...
JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE
Since Time is not a person we can overtake when he is gone, let us honor him with mirth and cheerful...
JOHANN VON GOETHE
Every man has enough power left to carry out that of which he is convinced.
JOHANN VON GOETHE
We can always redeem the man who aspires and strives.
JOHANN VON GOETHE
Objects in pictures should so be arranged as by their very position to tell their own story.
JOHANN VON GOETHE
Certain flaws are necessary for the whole. It would seem strange if old friends lacked certain quirk...
JOHANN VON GOETHE
The unnatural, that too is natural.
JOHANN VON GOETHE
Nature goes her own way and all that to us seems an exception is really according to order.
JOHANN VON GOETHE
Behavior is the mirror in which everyone shows their image
JOHANN VON GOETHE
The greater the knowledge, the greater the doubt.
JOHANN VON GOETHE
Kindness is the golden chain by which society is bound together.
JOHANN VON GOETHE
Every offense is avenged on earth.
JOHANN VON GOETHE
A judge who cannot punish, in the end associates themselves with the criminal.
JOHANN VON GOETHE
In all things it is better to hope than to despair.
JOHANN VON GOETHE
Know thyself? If I knew myself I would run away.
JOHANN VON GOETHE
Man... knows only when he is satisfied and when he suffers, and only his sufferings and his satisfac...
JOHANN VON GOETHE
Take care of your body with steadfast fidelity. The soul must see through these eyes alone, and if t...
JOHANN VON GOETHE
It is said, that no one is a hero to their butler. The reason is, that it requires a hero to recogni...
JOHANN VON GOETHE
If a good person does you wrong, act as though you had not noticed it. They will make note of this a...
JOHANN VON GOETHE
The first and last thing required of genius is, love of the truth.
JOHANN VON GOETHE
It is the strange fate of man, that even in the greatest of evils the fear of the worst continues to...
JOHANN VON GOETHE
Only by joy and sorrow does a person know anything about themselves and their destiny. They learn wh...
JOHANN VON GOETHE
It is only in misery that we recognize the hand of God leading good men to good.
JOHANN VON GOETHE
Men are so constituted that every one undertakes what he sees another successful in, whether he has ...
JOHANN VON GOETHE
There is nothing in the world more shameful than establishing one's self on lies and fables.
JOHANN VON GOETHE
None are so hopelessly enslaved, as those who falsely believe they are free. The truth has been kept...
JOHANN VON GOETHE
The person of analytic or critical intellect finds something ridiculous in everything. The person of...
JOHANN VON GOETHE
Life belongs to the living, and he who lives must be prepared for changes.
JOHANN VON GOETHE
What I possess I would gladly retain. Change amuses the mind, yet scarcely profits.
JOHANN VON GOETHE
Men show their character in nothing more clearly than what they think laughable.
JOHANN VON GOETHE
The formation of one's character ought to be everyone's chief aim.
JOHANN VON GOETHE
Instruction does much, but encouragement does everything.
JOHANN VON GOETHE
The mark of highest originality lies in the ability to develop a familiar idea so fruitfully that it...
JOHANN VON GOETHE
Whenever I hear people talking about liberal ideas, I am always astounded that men should love to fo...
JOHANN VON GOETHE
Dream no small dreams for they have no power to move the hearts of men.
JOHANN VON GOETHE
Correction does much, but encouragement does more. Encouragement after censure is as the sun after a...
JOHANN VON GOETHE
Taste is only to be educated by contemplation, not of the tolerably good but of the truly excellent....
JOHANN VON GOETHE
By seeking and blundering we learn.
JOHANN VON GOETHE
We do not have to visit a madhouse to find disordered minds; our planet is the mental institution of...
JOHANN VON GOETHE
Look closely at those who patronize you. Half are unfeeling, half untaught.
JOHANN VON GOETHE
People of uncommon abilities generally fall into eccentricities when their sphere of life is not ade...
JOHANN VON GOETHE
All the knowledge I possess everyone else can acquire, but my heart is all my own.
JOHANN VON GOETHE
He who does not think much of himself is much more esteemed than he imagines.
JOHANN VON GOETHE
You accuse a woman of wavering affections, but don't blame her; she is just looking for a consistent...
JOHANN VON GOETHE
All that is noble is in itself of a quiet nature, and appears to sleep until it is aroused and summo...
JOHANN VON GOETHE
God could cause us considerable embarrassment by revealing all the secrets of nature to us: we shoul...
JOHANN VON GOETHE
What chance gathers she easily scatters. A great person attracts great people and knows how to hold ...
JOHANN VON GOETHE
Whoever wishes to keep a secret must hide the fact that he possesses one.
JOHANN VON GOETHE
A collection of anecdotes and maxims is the greatest of treasures for the man of the world, for he k...
JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE
No one would talk much in society if they knew how often they misunderstood others.
JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE
Then indecision brings its own delays,And days are lost lamenting o'er lost days.Are you in earnest?...
JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE
For a strolling damsel a doubtful reputation bears. [Ger., Denn ein wanderndes Madchen ist immer v...
JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE
The universal subjugator, the commonplace. [Ger., Was uns alle bandigt, das Gemeine.]
JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE
The society of women is the element of good manners.
JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE
A wounded heart can with difficulty be cured. [Ger., Doch ein gekranktes Herz erholt sich schwer.]
JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE
Take care of your body with steadfast fidelity. The soul must see through these eyes alone, and if...
JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE
To understand one thing well is better than understanding many things by halves.
JOHANN VON GOETHE
A really great talent finds its happiness in execution.
JOHANN VON GOETHE
Correction does much, but encouragement does more.
JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE
It is not doing the thing we like to do, but liking the thing we have to do, that makes life blessed...
JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE
If children grew up according to early indications, we should have nothing but geniuses.
JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE
Traveling is like gambling: it is always connected with winning and losing, and generally where it i...
JOHANN VON GOETHE
Who is the wisest man? He who neither knows or wishes for anything else than what happens.
JOHANN VON GOETHE
This is the highest wisdom that I own; freedom and life are earned by those alone who conquer them e...
JOHANN VON GOETHE
The man of understanding finds everything laughable.
JOHANN VON GOETHE
A person is never happy till their vague strivings has itself marked out its proper limitations.
JOHANN VON GOETHE
Among the virtues and vices that make up the British character, we have one vice, at least, that Ame...
JOHANN VON GOETHE
Beware of her fair hair, for she excels All women in the magic of her locks; And when she wind...
JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE
The decline in literature indicates a decline in the nation. The two keep pace in their downward t...
JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE
The really unhappy person is the one who leaves undone what they can do, and starts doing what they ...
JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE
No one has ever learned fully to know themselves.
JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE
No sacred fane requires us to submit to insult. [Ger., Kein Heiligthum heisst uns den Schimpf ertr...
JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE
Cursed Mammon be, when he with treasures To restless action spurs our fate! Cursed when for so...
JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE
The artist alone sees spirits. But after he has told of their appearing to him, everybody sees them
JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE
We know accurately only when we know little; with knowledge doubt increases.
JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE
Man is not born to solve the problem of the universe, but to find out what he has to do; and to rest...
JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE
The phrases that men hear or repeat continually, end by becoming convictions and ossify the organs o...
JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE
Viewed from the summit of reason, all life looks like a malignant disease and the world like a madho...
JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE
Oh God, how do the world and heavens confine themselves, when our hearts tremble in their own barrie...
JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE
Live dangerously and you live right.
JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE
When we treat man as he is, we make him worse than he is; when we treat him as if he already were wh...
JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE
It is in self-limitation that a master first shows himself.
JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE
All theory, dear friend, is gray, but the golden tree of life springs ever green.
JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE
The man with insight enough to admit his limitations comes nearest to perfection.
JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE
Love and desire are the spirit's wings to great deeds.
JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE
Plunge boldly into the thick of life, and seize it where you will, it is always interesting.
JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE
Love does not dominate; it cultivates.
JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE
It is after all the greatest art to limit and isolate oneself.
JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE
Nothing is to be rated higher than the value of the day.
JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE
If you start to think of your physical and moral condition, you usually find that you are sick.
JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE
He who does not think much of himself is much more esteemed than he imagines.
JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE
Hatred is something peculiar. You will always find it strongest and most violent where there is the ...
JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE
In nature we never see anything isolated, but everything in connection with something else which is ...
JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE
Character, in great and little things, means carrying through what you feel able to do.
JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE
In art the best is good enough.
JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE
Talent develops in quiet places, character in the full current of human life.
JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE
Go to foreign countries and you will get to know the good things one possesses at home.
JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE
All things are only transitory.
JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE
Mysteries are not necessarily miracles.
JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE
Every step of life shows much caution is required.
JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE
Few people have the imagination for reality.
JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE
We usually lose today, because there has been a yesterday, and tomorrow is coming.
JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE
On all the peaks lies peace.
JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE
None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free.
JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE
One must ask children and birds how cherries and strawberries taste.
JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE
A vi'let on the meadow grew, That no one saw, that no one knew, It was a modest flower. ...
JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE
What one has wished for in youth, in old age one has in abundance. [Ger., Was man in der Jugend w...
JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE
What dazzles, for the moment spends its spirit; What's genuine, shall posterity inherit. [Ger....
JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE
I wish the crowd to feel itself well treated, Especially since it lives and lets me live. [Ger...
JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE
I am the Spirit that denies. [Ger., Ich bin der Geist stets verneint.]
JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE
The artist alone sees spirits. But after he has told of their appearing to him, everybody sees them.
JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE
Thinking is easy, acting is difficult, and to put one's thoughts into action is the most difficu...
JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE
To witness two lovers is a spectacle for the gods.
JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE
Power is neither male nor female.
JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE
Gifts come from above in their own peculiar forms. [Ger., Die Gaben Kommen von oben herab, in ...
JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE
Fresh activity is the only means of overcoming adversity.
JOHANN VON GOETHE
How shall we learn to know ourselves? By reflection? Never; but only through action. Strive to do th...
JOHANN VON GOETHE
Yet he who grasps the moment's gift, He is the proper man. [Ger., Der den Augenblick ergreift,...
JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE
The Christian religion, though scattered and abroad will in the end gather itself together at the fo...
JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE
It is only necessary to grow old to become more charitable and even indulgent. I see no fault commit...
JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE
Mountains cannot be surmounted except by winding paths.
JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE
Our friends show us what we can do; our enemies teach us what we must do.
JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE
Whoever, in middle age, attempts to realize the wishes and hopes of his early youth, invariably dece...
JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE
The bird alighteth not on the spread net when it beholds another bird in the snare. Take warning by ...
JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE
Look closely at those who patronize you. Half are unfeeling, half untaught.
JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE
What life half gives a man, posterity gives entirely.
JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE
People should talk less and draw more. Personally, I would like to renounce speech altogether and, l...
JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE
One never goes so far as when one doesn't know where one is going.
JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be and you help them to become what they are capable...
JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE
Night is the other half of life, and the better half.
JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE
What a torment it is to see so much loveliness passing and repassing before us, and yet not dare to ...
JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE
Mountains cannot be surmounted except by winding paths.
JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE
Time does not relinquish its rights, either over human beings or over mountains
JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE
No one as ever completed their apprenticeship.
JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE
I have found among my papers a sheet . . . in which I call architecture frozen music.
JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE
Master and Doctor are my titles; for ten years now, without repose, I held my erudite recitals and l...
JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE
Confronted by outstanding merit, there is no way of saving one's ego except by love
JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE
Take care of your body with steadfast fidelity. The soul must see through these eyes alone, and if t...
JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE
We first observe how dreary and disagreeable an overclouded day is when a single sunbeam pierces thr...
JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE
I wish the stage were as narrow as the wire of a tighrope dancer so that no incompetent would dare s...
JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE
Science and art belong to the whole world, and before them vanish the barriers of nationality.
JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE
One never goes further than when they do not know where they are going.
JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE
God help us -- for art is long, and life so short.
JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE
But there are times," said Charlotte, "when it is necessary and an act of friendship to write nothin...
JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE
People do not mind their faults being spread out before them, but they become impatient if called on...
JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE
What is the destiny of man, but to fill up the measure of his sufferings, and to drink his allotted ...
JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE
The suffering may be moral or physical; and in my opinion it is just as absurd to call a man a cowar...
JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE
Sometimes I don't understand how another can love her, is allowed to love her, since I love her so c...
JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE
How to please the public - that's the test,
But nowadays I find I'm in a fix;
I know they'...
JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE
If the mass of people hesitate to act, strike with swiftly and with boldness, the brave heart that u...
JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE
Every person above the ordinary has a certain mission that they are called to fulfill.
JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE
Correction does much, but encouragement does more. Encouragement after censure is as the sun after a...
JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE
When you praise someone you call yourself his equal
JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE
The most original authors are not so because they advance what is new, but because they put what the...
JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE
People have a peculiar pleasure in making converts, that is, in causing others to enjoy what they en...
JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE
Progress has not followed a straight ascending line, but a spiral with rhythms of progress and retro...
JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE
Just trust yourself, then you will know how to live.
JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE
Certain flaws are necessary for the whole. It would seem strange if old friends lacked certain quirk...
JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE
Not the maker of plans and promises, but rather the one who offers faithful service in small matters...
JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE
What is hardest of all? That which seems most simple: to see with your eyes what is before your eyes
JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE
Nature knows no pause in progress and development, and attaches her curse on all inaction
JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE
Nothing is true, but that which is simple.
JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE
If you start to think about your physical or moral condition, you usually find that you are sick
JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE
Devote each day to the object then in time and every evening will find something done.
JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE
Secrecy has many advantages, for when you tell someone the purpose of any object right away, they of...
JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE
Passions are vices or virtues to their highest powers.
JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE
Every second is of infinite value
JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE
Mediocrity has no greater consolation than in the thought that genius is not immortal
JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE
He who possesses art and science has religion; he who does not possess them, needs religion.
JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE
Objects in pictures should so be arranged as by their very position to tell their own story.
JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE
To measure up to all that is demanded of him, a man must overestimate his capacities
JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE
Because everyone uses language to talk, everyone thinks he can talk about language
JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE
He who cannot draw on three thousand years is living from hand to mouth.
JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE
Taste is only to be educated by contemplation, not of the tolerably good but of the truly excellent....
JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE
What sorrow was, thou bad'st her know, And from her own she learnt to melt at others' woe.
JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE
We frolic while 'tis May.
JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE
Age does not make us childish, as some say; it finds us true children.
JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE
No, no! The devil is an egotist, And is not apt, without why or wherefore, "For God's sake," ...
JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE
There was a king of Thule, Was faithful till the grave, To whom his mistress dying, A go...
JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE
But what is your duty? What the day demands. [Ger., Was aber ist deine Pflicht? Die Forderung de...
JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE
The day of fortune is like a harvest day, We must be busy when the corn is ripe. [Ger., Ein ta...
JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE
A man's errors are what make him amiable.
JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE
A great scholar is seldom a great philosopher.
JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE
The poet should size the Particular, and he should, if there be anything sound in it, thus represent...
JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE
Yes! To this thought I hold with firm persistence; The last result of wisdom stamps it true; He only...
JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE
Talents are best nurtured in solitude, but character is best formed in the stormy billows of the wor...
JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE
I find the great thing in this world is, not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are mov...
JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE
One man's word is no man's word; we should quietly hear both sides
JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE
The thinker makes a great mistake when he asks after cause and effect. They both together make up th...
JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE
Stupidity is without anxiety.
JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE
I do not know myself and God forbid that I should
JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE
Nature alone is illimitably rich, and Nature alone forms the great artist.
JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE
Every offense is avenged on earth.
JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE
A man that all the world hates, there must be something about him.
JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE
Everything is simpler than you think and at the same time more complex than you imagine
JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE
What does not kill me makes me stronger.
JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE
The happy do not believe in miracles
JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE
Sometimes our fate resembles a fruit tree in winter. Who would think that those branches would turn ...
JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE
If a man writes a book, let him set down only what he knows. I have guesses enough of my own.
JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE