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Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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  • If you wish to know the mind of a man, listen to his words.

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

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  • If God had wanted me otherwise, He would have created me otherwise.

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  • Those who hope for no other life are dead even for this.

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  • A person hears only what they understand.

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  • Go to foreign countries and you will get to know the good things one possesses at home.

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  • To hard necessity ones will and fancy must conform.

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  • This is the highest wisdom that I own; freedom and life are earned by those alone who conquer them each day anew.

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

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  • For a man to achieve all that is demanded of him he must regard himself as greater than he is.

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  • Only by joy and sorrow does a person know anything about themselves and their destiny. They learn what to do and what to avoid.

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

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  • It is better to be deceived by one's friends than to deceive them.

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  • I never knew a more presumptuous person than myself. The fact that I say that shows that what I say is true.

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  • It is after all the greatest art to limit and isolate oneself.

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  • Character is formed in the stormy billows of the world.

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  • Whatever you cannot understand, you cannot possess.

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  • Happiness is a ball after which we run wherever it rolls, and we push it with our feet when it stops.

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  • Destiny grants us our wishes, but in its own way, in order to give us something beyond our wishes.

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

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  • There is nothing so terrible as activity without insight.

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  • Everybody wants to be somebody; nobody wants to grow.

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  • A creation of importance can only be produced when its author isolates himself, it is a child of solitude.

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  • Life is the childhood of our immortality.

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  • I will listen to anyone's convictions, but pray keep your doubts to yourself.

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  • The human mind will not be confined to any limits.

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  • Live dangerously and you live right.

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  • He who does not think much of himself is much more esteemed than he imagines.

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  • Error is acceptable as long as we are young; but one must not drag it along into old age.

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