Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The mediator of the inexpressible is the work of art.

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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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A person hears only what they understand.

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Devote each day to the object then in time and every evening will find something done.

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None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free.

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Every step of life shows much caution is required.

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The coward only threatens when he is safe.

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Love does not dominate; it cultivates.

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

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Let everyone sweep in front of his own door, and the whole world will be clean.

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Johann Wolfgang von Goethe — quotes and aphorisms

Divide and rule, the politician cries; unite and lead, is watchword of the wise.

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Love and desire are the spirit's wings to great deeds.

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The man with insight enough to admit his limitations comes nearest to perfection.

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There is nothing in the world more shameful than establishing one's self on lies and fables.

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There is a courtesy of the heart; it is allied to love. From its springs the purest courtesy in the outward behavior.

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All theory, dear friend, is gray, but the golden tree of life springs ever green.

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The human mind will not be confined to any limits.

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Beauty is everywhere a welcome guest.

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A really great talent finds its happiness in execution.

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Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.

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