Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe Quotes

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If you would create something, you must be something.
– Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Kindness is the golden chain by which society is bound together.
– Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

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If God had wanted me otherwise, He would have created me otherwise.
– Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

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Whatever you can do, or dream you can do, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.
– Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Enjoy when you can, and endure when you must.
– Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

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Destiny grants us our wishes, but in its own way, in order to give us something beyond our wishes.
– Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

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What is uttered from the heart alone, Will win the hearts of others to your own.
– Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

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Dream no small dreams for they have no power to move the hearts of men.
– Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

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It is delightful to transport one’s self into the spirit of the past, to see how a wise man has thought before us.
– 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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There is nothing more dreadful than imagination without taste.
– Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

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Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Begin it now.
– Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

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Nothing is to be rated higher than the value of the day.
– Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

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He is happiest, be he king or peasant, who finds peace in his home.
– Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

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Science and art belong to the whole world, and before them vanish the barriers of nationality.
– Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

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We are pantheists when we study nature, polytheists when we write poetry, monotheists in our morality.
– Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

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A useless life is an early death.
– Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

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Everything in the world may be endured except continual prosperity.
– Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

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From desire I plunge to its fulfilment, where I long once more for desire.
– Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

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Patriotism ruins history.
– Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

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The world of empirical morality consists for the most part of nothing but ill will and envy.
– Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

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There is not a single outward mark of courtesy that does not have a deep moral basis.
– 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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When an idea is wanting, a word can always be found to take its place.
– Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

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And here, poor fool, with all my lore I stand no wiser than before.
– Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

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There is nothing more frightening than ignorance in action.
– Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

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Hope is the second soul of the unhappy.
– Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

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The deed is everything, the glory naught.
– Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

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Habit is a man’s sole comfort. We dislike doing without even unpleasant things to which we have become accustomed.
– Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

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First and last, what is demanded of genius is love of truth.
– Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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To rule is easy, to govern difficult.
– Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

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It is impossible to imagine Goethe or Beethoven being good at billiards or golf.
– Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

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If you must tell me your opinions, tell me what you believe in. I have plenty of douts of my own.
– Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

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The soul that sees beauty may sometimes walk alone.
– Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

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All the knowledge I possess everyone else can acquire, but my heart is all my own.
– Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

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The way you see people is the way you treat them and the way you treat them is what they become.
– Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Legislators and revolutionaries who promise equality and liberty at the same time, are either psychopaths or mountebanks.
– Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Know thyself?’ If I knew myself, I’d run away.
– Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Nothing is more highly to be prized than the value of each day.
– Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

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Life is the childhood of our immortality.
– Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

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