October 21, 2015

12 Wonderful Quotes By Johann von Goethe ♥

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (28 August 1749 – 22 March 1832) was a German writer and polymath. Goethe is considered the supreme genius of modern German literature. Goethe's works span the fields of poetry, drama, literature, philosophy, and science. His Faust has been called the greatest long poem of modern European literature. Goethe's other well-known literary works include his numerous poems, the Bildungsroman Wilhelm Meister's Apprenticeship, and the epistolary novel The Sorrows of Young Werther. [source: wikipedia]

12 Quotes by Johann von Goethe
  1. The soul that sees beauty may sometimes walk alone.

  2. Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do.

  3. We must always change; renew, rejuvenate ourselves, otherwise we harden.

  4. As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live.

  5. All the knowledge I possess everyone else can acquire, but my heart is all my own.

  6. A noble person attracts noble people, and knows how to hold on to them.

  7. Being brilliant is no great feat if you respect nothing.

  8. A correct answer is like an affectionate kiss.

  9. Character is formed in the stormy billows of the world.

  10. First and last, what is demanded of genius is love of truth.

  11. Destiny grants us our wishes, but in its own way, in order to give us something beyond our wishes.

  12. Great thoughts and a pure heart, that is what we should ask from God.

Dream no small dreams for they have no power to move the hearts of men.


Every day we should hear at least one little song,
read one good poem,
see one exquisite picture, and, if possible,
speak a few sensible words.

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