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Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Quotes

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"Beauty is a manifestation of secret natural laws, which otherwise would have been hidden from us forever."

"Beauty is a primeval phenomenon, which itself never makes its appearance, but the reflection of which is visible in a thousand different utterances of the creative mind, and is as various as nature herself."

"Beauty is everywhere a welcome guest."

"Behavior is the mirror in which everyone shows their image"

"He is dead in this world who has no belief in another."

"If you must tell me your opinions, tell me what you believe in. I have plenty of doubts of my own."

"Nothing is more terrible than to see ignorance in action."

"The Christian religion, though scattered and abroad will in the end gather itself together at the foot of the cross."

"Master and Doctor are my titles; for ten years now, without repose, I held my erudite recitals and led my pupils by the nose."

"Common sense is the genius of humanity."

"Who is the most sensible person? The one who finds what is to their own advantage in all that happens to them."

"No wise combatant underestimates their antagonist."

"The coward threatens when he is safe."

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

"To create something you must be something."

"Strike the dog dead, it's but a critic!"

"A useless life is an early death."

"Unlike grown ups, children have little need to deceive themselves."

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

"We know accurately only when we know little, with knowledge doubt increases."

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