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Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)
German dramatist, novelist, poet, & scientist [more author details]
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How can you come to know yourself? Never by thinking, always by doing. Try to do your duty, and you'll know right away what you amount to.
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If any man wish to write in a clear style, let him be first clear in his thoughts; and if any would write in a noble style, let him first possess a noble soul.
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If children grew up according to early indications, we should have nothing but geniuses.
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Men show their characters in nothing more clearly than in what they think laughable.
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Nothing is worse than active ignorance.
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Nothing is worth more than this day.
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One ought, every day at least, to hear a little song, read a good poem, see a fine picture, and if it were possible, to speak a few reasonable words.
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Science arose from poetry--when times change the two can meet again on a higher level as friends.
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So divinely is the world organized that every one of us, in our place and time, is in balance with everything else.
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That is the true season of love, when we believe that we alone can love, that no one could ever have loved so before us, and that no one will love in the same way after us.
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The happy do not believe in miracles.
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The intelligent man finds almost everything ridiculous, the sensible man hardly anything.
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There is nothing more dreadful than imagination without taste.
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There is nothing worse than aggressive stupidity.
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To be pleased with one's limits is a wretched state.
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Treat a man as he appears to be, and you make him worse. But treat a man as if he were what he potentially could be, and you make him what he should be.
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We are never deceived; we deceive ourselves.
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We must always change, renew, rejuvenate ourselves; otherwise we harden.
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Whatever you can do or dream, begin it.
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When ideas fail, words come in very handy.
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