Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Quotes

The deed is everything, the glory naught.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832), German poet, dramatist. Faust, in Faust, pt. 2, act 4, sc. 1, "High Mountains," (1832), trans. by Bayard Taylor (1870-1871).
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It is day still, you better get busy! Night will intrude when no one can be active.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832), German poet, dramatist. West-East Divan, Book of Sayings (1819).
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Two souls dwell, alas! in my breast.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832), German poet, dramatist. Faust, in Faust I, before the city gate (1808).
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Paternity is based anyhow only upon conviction: I am convinced, therefore, I am the father.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832), German poet, dramatist. Wilhelm, in Wilhelm Meister's Apprenticeship, bk. VIII, ch. 6 (1795-1796).
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Only those who must conquer them every day Deserve freedom as well as life.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832), German poet, dramatist. Faust, in Faust II, act V (1832).
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Great thoughts and a pure heart, that is what we should ask from God.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832), German poet, dramatist. Wilhelm, in Wilhelm Meister's Travels, bk. I, ch. 10 (1829).
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In the colorful reflection we have what is life.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832), German poet, dramatist. Faust in Faust II, act 1, Pleasant Landscape (1828).
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One doesn't always lose when one has to do without.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832), German poet, dramatist. Wilhelm Meister's Apprenticeship, bk. VII, ch. 3 (1795-1796).
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For thousands the world is a freak show, the images flicker past and disappear, the impressions remain flat and disconnected in the soul. Thus, they are easily led by the opinions of others, are willing to let their impressions be reordered, rearranged, and reevaluated.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832), German poet, dramatist. From Goethe's Briefcase, Third Pilgrimage to Erwin's Grave (1776).
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There are but few who have ideas and are, at the same time, capable of action. Ideas enlarge but stymie, action enlivens but confines.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832), German poet, dramatist. Wilhelm Meister's Apprenticeship, bk. VIII, ch. 5 (1795-1796).
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