Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

A good man apologizes for the mistakes of the past, but a great man corrects them.

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He only earns his freedom and his life Who takes them every day by storm.

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The hardest thing to see is what is in front of your eyes.

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Being brilliant is no great feat if you respect nothing.

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What is not started today is never finished tomorrow.

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The intelligent man finds almost everything ridiculous, the sensible man hardly anything.

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If you modestly enjoy your fame you are not unworthy to rank with the holy.

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One must ask children and birds how cherries and strawberries taste.

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Letters are among the most significant memorial a person can leave behind them.

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In the realm of ideas everything depends on enthusiasm. In the real world all rests on perseverance.

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Johann Wolfgang von Goethe — quotes and aphorisms

Live dangerously and you live right.

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If I love you, what business is it of yours?

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In nature we never see anything isolated, but everything in connection with something else which is before it, beside it, under it and over it.

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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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