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Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Quotes

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

"All the knowledge I possess everyone else can acquire, but my heart is all my own."

"Many people take no care of their money till they come nearly to the end of it, and others do just the same with their time."

"To rule is easy, to govern difficult."

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

"If children grew up according to early indications, we should have nothing but geniuses."

"Nothing is worth more than this day."

"Certain flaws are necessary for the whole. It would seem strange if old friends lacked certain quirks."

"Few people have the imagination for reality."

"Every author in some way portrays himself in his works, even if it be against his will."

"I call architecture frozen music."

"Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it."

"They travel with a constant companion, autumn."

"I can tell you, honest friend, what to believe: believe life; it teaches better that book or orator."

"Man is made by his belief. As he believes, so he is."

"What I possess I would gladly retain. Change amuses the mind, yet scarcely profits."

"To appreciate the noble is a gain which can never be torn from us."

"Every step of life shows much caution is required."

"Precaution is better than cure."

"The bird alighteth not on the spread net when it beholds another bird in the snare. Take warning by the misfortunes of others, that others may not take example from you."

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