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Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Quotes

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

"Take care of your body with steadfast fidelity. The soul must see through these eyes alone, and if they are dim, the whole world is clouded."

"If you start to think of your physical and moral condition, you usually find that you are sick."

"Girls we love for what they are; young men for what they promise to be."

"Love does not dominate; it cultivates."

"To witness two lovers is a spectacle for the gods."

"People are so constituted that everybody would rather undertake what they see others do, whether they have an aptitude for it or not."

"The really unhappy person is the one who leaves undone what they can do, and starts doing what they don't understand; no wonder they come to grief."

"The people who are absent are the ideal; those who are present seem to be quite commonplace."

"Not the maker of plans and promises, but rather the one who offers faithful service in small matters. This is the person who is most likely to achieve what is good and lasting."

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

"Character, in great and little things, means carrying through what you feel able to do."

"Men show their character in nothing more clearly than what they think laughable."

"Talents are best nurtured in solitude. Character is best formed in the stormy billows of the world."

"The formation of one's character ought to be everyone's chief aim."

"Enjoy what thou has inherited from thy sires if thou wouldn't really possess it. What we employ and use is never an oppressive burden; what the moment brings forth, that only can it profit by."

"He who enjoys doing and enjoys what he has done is happy."

"What life half gives a man, posterity gives entirely."

"Personality is everything in art and poetry."

"The biggest problem with every art is by the use of appearance to create a loftier reality."

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