Johann Wolfgang von Goethe 28 August 1749 – 22 March 1832

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I never knew a more presumptuous person than myself. The fact that I say that shows that what I say is true.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832), German poet, dramatist. Sayings in Prose (posthumous).
Artists have a double relationship towards nature: they are her master and her slave at the same time. They are her slave in so far as they must work with means of this world so as to be understood; her master in so far as they subject these means to their higher goals and make them subservient to them.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832), German poet, dramatist. Conversations with Eckermann (April 18, 1827).
The day is for mistake and error, sequence of time for success and carrying out. The one who anticipates is master of the day.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832), German poet, dramatist. Sayings in Prose (posthumous).

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I'd prefer the poetry in the original German as well as an English translation. Can't find " Kennst du das Land" here at all. It would make it a lot easier to find a poem - but there's always Google & lots of other sites, so it's no matter really.
Fuer Sie, liebe Gisela: In allen Wipfeln spuerest Du kaum einen Hauch. Die Voegelein schweigen im Walde, warte nur, balde ruhest auch Du.
I am going to have my 86.Birthday and I am looking for the little poem by Goethe, which was drummed into us besides other poetry by my teacher: 'Ueber allen Gipfeln ist Ruh' and I can't remember the rest completely. Can anyone help
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