Browse Authors

Search Authors

Search Quotes

10 Random Authors

Quotes by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

I love those who yearn for the impossible. ... Read Full Quote
If I love you, what business is it of yours ... Read Full Quote
That is the true season of love, when we believe that w ... Read Full Quote
God could cause us considerable embarrassment by reveal ... Read Full Quote
He who seizes the right moment is the right man. ... Read Full Quote
The most original authors are not so because they advan ... Read Full Quote
Talent develops in tranquillity, character in the full ... Read Full Quote
All truly wise thoughts have been thought already thous ... Read Full Quote
The unnatural, that too is natural. ... Read Full Quote
To live as one likes is plebian the noble man aspires t ... Read Full Quote
He who wishes to exert a useful influence must be caref ... Read Full Quote
The man who acts never has any conscience no one has an ... Read Full Quote
Anecdotes and maxims are rich treasures to the man of t ... Read Full Quote
Everything in the world may be endured except continued ... Read Full Quote
Love grants in a moment what toil can hardly achieve in ... Read Full Quote
Nothing is more terrible than ignorance in action. ... Read Full Quote
A man who does not know foreign language is ignorant of ... Read Full Quote
The intelligent man finds almost everything ridiculous, ... Read Full Quote
For a man to achieve all that is demanded of him he mus ... Read Full Quote
Whenever I hear people talking about 'liberal ideas,' I ... Read Full Quote
A man's errors are what make him amiable. ... Read Full Quote
I respect the man who knows distinctly what he wishes. ... Read Full Quote
Death is Nature's expert advice to get plenty of Life. ... Read Full Quote
I call architecture frozen music. ... Read Full Quote
The ground that a good man treads is hallowed. ... Read Full Quote
Man supposes that he directs his life and governs his a ... Read Full Quote
Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldne ... Read Full Quote
Whoever, in middle age, attempts to realize the wishes ... Read Full Quote
To be loved for what one is, is the greatest exception. ... Read Full Quote
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and ... Read Full Quote
Old age, believe me, is a good and pleasant thing. It i ... Read Full Quote
Thinking is easy, acting is difficult, and to put one's ... Read Full Quote
Things which matter most must never be at the mercy of ... Read Full Quote
Character develops itself in the stream of life. ... Read Full Quote
The phrases that men hear or repeat continually, end by ... Read Full Quote
If your treat an individual ... as if he were what he o ... Read Full Quote
One ought, every day at least, to hear a little song, r ... Read Full Quote
First and last, what is demanded of genius is love of t ... Read Full Quote
Nothing shows a man's character more than what he laugh ... Read Full Quote
Viewed from the summit of reason, all life looks like a ... Read Full Quote
The society of women is the element of good manners. ... Read Full Quote
What is not fully understood is not possessed. ... Read Full Quote
The first and last thing required of genius is the love ... Read Full Quote
Man is not born to solve the problem of the universe, b ... Read Full Quote
We know accurately only when we know little with knowle ... Read Full Quote
The artist alone sees spirits. But after he has told of ... Read Full Quote
Age does not make us childish, as some say it only find ... Read Full Quote
Dream no small dreams for they have no power to move th ... Read Full Quote
Difficulties increase the nearer we approach our goal. ... Read Full Quote
I never believed in trying to do anything. Whatever I s ... Read Full Quote
The highest happiness of man ... is to have probed what ... Read Full Quote
I find the great thing in this world is, not so much wh ... Read Full Quote
We are shaped and fashioned by what we love. ... Read Full Quote
Courage and modesty are the most unequivocal of virtues ... Read Full Quote
All theory, dear friend, is gray, but the golden tree o ... Read Full Quote
Our friends show us what we can do our enemies teach us ... Read Full Quote
One never goes so far as when one doesn't know where on ... Read Full Quote
What government is the best That which teaches us to go ... Read Full Quote
A correct answer is like an affectionate kiss. ... Read Full Quote
Love and desire are the spirit's wings to great deeds. ... Read Full Quote
Rest not Life is sweeping by go and dare before you die ... Read Full Quote
I can tell you, honest friend, what to believe believe ... Read Full Quote
The beginning of faith is the beginning of fruitfulness ... Read Full Quote
Life can only be understood backwards but it must be li ... Read Full Quote
Life is the childhood of our immortality. ... Read Full Quote
Certain flaws are necessary for the whole. It would see ... Read Full Quote
When ideas fail, words come in very handy. ... Read Full Quote
One man's word is no man's word we should quietly hear ... Read Full Quote
Everybody wants to be somebody nobody wants to grow. ... Read Full Quote
The man of understanding finds everything laughable. ... Read Full Quote
Character, in great and little things, means carrying t ... Read Full Quote
We are never deceived we deceive ourselves. ... Read Full Quote
If you must tell me your opinions, tell me what you bel ... Read Full Quote
The best fortune that can fall to a man is that which c ... Read Full Quote
Mathematicians are like Frenchmen whatever you say to t ... Read Full Quote
He is happiest, be he king or peasant, who finds peace ... Read Full Quote
My poor head is in such a whirl, my mind is all in bits ... Read Full Quote
Art is long, life short judgment difficult, opportunity ... Read Full Quote
It is not enough to have knowledge, one must also apply ... Read Full Quote
If a man writes a book, let him set down only what he k ... Read Full Quote
Know'st thou the land where the lemon-trees bloom, Wher ... Read Full Quote
One must ask children and birds how cherries and strawb ... Read Full Quote
Correction does much, but encouragement does more. ... Read Full Quote
Nature understands no jesting. She is always true, alwa ... Read Full Quote
Life is not anything, but an opportunity for something. ... Read Full Quote
Treat a man as he is and he will remain as he is. Treat ... Read Full Quote
Everything a human being wants can be divided into four ... Read Full Quote
There is a courtesy of the heart it is allied to love. ... Read Full Quote
Who never ate his bread in sorrow, Who never spent the ... Read Full Quote
Plunge boldly into the thick of life ... Read Full Quote
To know someone here or there with whom you can feel th ... Read Full Quote
Nothing is as terrible to see as ignorance in action. ... Read Full Quote
A life without love, without the presence of the belove ... Read Full Quote
Love is an ideal thing, marriage a real thing a confusi ... Read Full Quote
Talents are best nurtured in solitude character is best ... Read Full Quote
A noble person attracts noble people, and knows how to ... Read Full Quote
A clever man commits no minor blunders. ... Read Full Quote
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be and ... Read Full Quote
When we treat man as he is, we make him worse than he i ... Read Full Quote
Knowing is not enough we must apply. Willing is not eno ... Read Full Quote
Just trust yourself, then you will know how to live. ... Read Full Quote
Nothing is more damaging to a new truth than an old err ... Read Full Quote
We must always change, renew, rejuvenate ourselves othe ... Read Full Quote
No one would talk much in society, if he knew how often ... Read Full Quote
Daring ideas are like chessmen moved forward. They may ... Read Full Quote
It is a mistake for a taciturn, serious-minded woman to ... Read Full Quote
Against criticism a man can neither protest nor defend ... Read Full Quote
Divide and rule, a sound motto. Unite and lead, a bette ... Read Full Quote
How can you come to know yourself Never by thinking, al ... Read Full Quote
Beware of dissipating your powers strive constantly to ... Read Full Quote
Enjoy when you can, and endure when you must. ... Read Full Quote
Men show their characters in nothing more clearly than ... Read Full Quote
As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to liv ... Read Full Quote
A man can stand anything except a succession of ordinar ... Read Full Quote
If any man wish to write in a clear style, let him be f ... Read Full Quote
To be pleased with one's limits is a wretched state. ... Read Full Quote
There is nothing more dreadful than imagination without ... Read Full Quote
There is nothing worse than aggressive stupidity. ... Read Full Quote
So divinely is the world organized that every one of us ... Read Full Quote