Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Quotes

Our foibles are really what make us lovable.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832), German poet, dramatist. Conversation with Friedrich Wilhelm Riemer (May 17, 1807).
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Experiments are mediators between nature and idea.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832), German poet, dramatist. Sayings in Prose (posthumous).
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We cannot remain long in a conscious state or in consciousness, we must take refuge again in the unconscious since there are our roots.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832), German poet, dramatist. Conversation with Friedrich Wilhelm Riemer (August 5, 1810).
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What is predestination? Answer: God is more powerful and wiser than we are, therefore he deals with us according to his pleasure.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832), German poet, dramatist. Sayings in Prose (posthumous).
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War is in truth a disease in which the juices that serve health and maintenance are used for the sole purpose of nourishing something foreign, something at odds with nature.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832), German poet, dramatist. Conversation with Friedrich Wilhelm Riemer (December 13, 1806).
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You don't love if you don't take the beloved's faults for virtues.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832), German poet, dramatist. Sayings in Prose (posthumous).
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Patriotism ruins history.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832), German poet, dramatist. Conversation with Friedrich Wilhelm Riemer (July, 1817).
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Words express neither objects nor ourselves.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832), German poet, dramatist. Sayings in Prose (posthumous).
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Mankind? That is an abstraction. There have always been and always will be only individuals.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832), German poet, dramatist. Conversation with Heinrich Luden (August 19, 1806).
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To become aware in time when young of the advantages of age; to maintain the advantages of youth in old age: both are pure fortune.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832), German poet, dramatist. Sayings in Prose (posthumous).
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